National Theatre, London
I particularly liked the first shot - the 'complete' view - where my eye was drawn to high rise London unfolding in the top left corner. I have always been fascinated by the way the building of different eras sit alongside each other, some contrasts more stark than others. B
Great photos. I really appreciate the subtle hues of an overcast day. It creates a feeling too. I love those Southbank buildings in every weather and season. They always feel like home. My mum used to take me there when I was young and I always felt embraced by those brutalist forms. They still have the same effect on me!
Yes. The quality of natural light sometimes presents a ´right time’ to make a photo. Usually, sunny days don’t leave much to the imagination. Or maybe I’m just a pessimist.
For the first four years of my career, I walked in and around those buildings every day. Every corner, edge, and angle familiar to me. What is now the Imax for me is the Bullring in which I played football or when the IRA came calling, took refuge. What you see as an interesting subject on which to reflect on light and contrast I see as a familiar landscape within which I spent my youth. What we see as observers governed by that of which we have experience. This is not abstract to me, this is my early life
That is a lovely invitation, Andrew, to take advantage of these longer evenings to reflect on what I have missed. Thank you! (Great photos too - I really must re-visit the Barbican”.