Posted: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Last month I was commissioned by Grimshaw Architects to photograph their new work on the Cutty Sark, London.
The historic ship has been undergoing a huge amount of work in it’s Greenwich dry dock over the last few years following a fire that gutted it and I'd been keeping an eye on it from afar for a while as I have two other projects I’m working on in the area – Conran & Partner’s new Greenwich Pier buildings and the construction of Heneghan Peng’s new architecture block for Greenwich University. Like most people in England, I’d visited the famous tea clipper on a school trip. I’d not been back since I was about 8 years old so the shoot for Grimshaw bought back lots of school trip memories – I got my packed lunch and set off, excited about the novelty erasers and oversize pencils I might spend my pocket money on in gift shop.
My images of the project have been featured across the press, including on the cover of AJ, and features in Architecture Today, the Guardian, The Times, on Dezeen and many many others. Here’s a selection of them (after clicking "Read More")...