Frank Watson Biography

Frank Watson is a photographic lecturer at Westminster University. His photographic practice considers the spatial relationship between landscape and architecture. Recently (2004) he has published a book of photographs on abandoned Cold War Sites in England entitled The Hush House (see: He has researched the relationship between sound and photography and these ideas appear as a chapter in a book entitled A Fearsome Heritage: Diverse Legacies of the Cold War, published in 2007 and in 2009 he released with the sound artist Dave Lawrence, a DVD entitled Isles of Grain available from Artdata.

He has also made work in conjunction with the architects Chance de Silva. He has exhibited work widely including the Design Museum and the Museum of London. He has also curated exhibitions including Living in This Mess (2002) at the Morley Gallery, London. In 2006 he participated in the Faster Than Sound event as part of The Aldeburgh Music Festival. In 2008 he curated and exhibited in an exhibition entitled Soundings from the Estuary as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

In 2010 he had a solo exhibition at the London West Gallery as well as exhibiting at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition. The Soundings project will feature in a chapter in the forthcoming book Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation (Ashgate) edited by Eugenie Shinkle and Davide Deriu.