Heritage Photographs is run by Sara Rawlinson, a contemporary fine art photographer specialising in historical fine art architecture and abstract photography. She has lived in the US, Australia, Scotland, and presently resides in Cambridge, UK. 

“Here, indeed, is beauty. Sara has the rare skill of drawing out the intimate, the special, the unique spirit of a place.”

– Dame Fiona Reynolds, former Director General of the National Trust and former Master of Emmanuel College Cambridge

Over twenty images and two books have been shortlisted for photographic and literary awards including the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Historic Photographer of the Year, International Photo Awards, and the Rubery Book Award. Works have been invited for exhibitions and are held in private collections around the world. 

“I love [the book, Focused on King’s College Chapel]. The light is superb, an active agent in its own right, especially the dapples and speckles. Not just an adjunct of form… [This] must be the most handsome tribute ever paid to a single building. With its blend of words and diverse visual voices it is an Alleluia Chorus.”

Martin Kemp, Professor of Art History, Oxford

me on a cherry picker in King's College Cha, by Colin


About Sara

A normal day for Sara is balanced between photography and home education of her 9-yr old. Frequent travels involve adventurous locations, home ed, and her camera – the perfect trio. Some of her great loves are abstract art, ashtanga yoga, camping and bonfires, a good book, fresh food, a long walk, family, and fuzzy socks. Her favourite movie quote is from The Contender: “Principles only mean something if you stick by them when they’re inconvenient.”

Sara lives with her husband and daughter in the Cambridge Riverside area and is always on the lookout for new friends, photography collaborations, and interesting exhibition venues.

She volunteers for Cambridge Open Studios as IT/website, graphic design, and the Vice Chair.

At the Illuminating Cambridge Libraries exhibition, a woman was scooting along the bench looking at the Wall of Texture. She was so engrossed that she literally slid right off the end of the bench, landing on the floor with a thud – and very excitedly came to Rawlinson’s next exhibition. 

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