Brighton University Graduate Pavilion

This month Jim was invited by Gem Barton, Head of 2nd year Interior Architecture at Brighton University, to photograph the 2013 pavilion . Each year the final year students from the Architecture and Interior Architecture courses at Brighton University design and build the pavilion in the square, with each new structure incorporating elements from previous years.

This years pavilion was the largest and possibly most ambitious so far, building on the tradition of previous pavilions to have the smallest environmental footprint possible. Luckily for Jim, the job was in the middle of the heatwave, so he got to capture the pavilion in all its glory.

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Shangri-La at Glastonbury 2013

Earlier this month I headed off to Glastonbury to take some photos of the heaven and hell stages at Shangri-La, designed by long time client (and friend) Andrew T Cross from An-Architecture. I've worked with Andy on projects in the past and it's always good fun and a bit different to your usual shoot. When I turned up he showed me to the backstage camping area and then bought me a 2 litre bottle of cloudy cider before giving me a tour of the stages he'd designed and built on site.

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Studio in the Woods 2013

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Je Ahn from Studio Weave about shooting this year's Studio in the Woods in Wiltshire, UK. As it turned out, Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio had, at the same time, contacted fellow architectural photographer and good friend, Andy Matthews for the same project. Rather than competing on it, Andy and I decided to work together to produce stills and video of the five structures built in the woods as part of the workshop.

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Weekly Photos 002

It didn't take long for me to forget to do this 'regular' weekly post. My plan is to post an image of mine that isn't necessarily your traditional architectural photograph, and then an image by another photographer that I've enjoyed lately.

First up, it's an image I took when checking out the opening of the new Wandle Park in Croydon as part of a year-long commission from Croydon City Council to document the built environment changes occurring in the area as the huge financial investment filters through. Croydon's Council bucks the trend a bit for local authorities and they're generally just a bunch of really enthusiastic folk who are passionate about architecture and their city.

Away from the architecture, I noticed this lad hiding amongst the fun fair prizes...

The image from another photographer comes from Frenchman Charles Freger. Freger has journeyed all across Europe, documenting the costumes of local mythical creatures and exploring the human fascination with myth, ritual and tradition. The project is fascinating and he's had a great book published by Dewi Lewis.

I also run the Miniclick Photography Talks and we're releasing Issue#2 of our publication on August 14th, which will include more images from Charles' series.

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Architectural Photography Masterclass for the V&A

Last weekend I was invited by the V&A to run an architectural photography "masterclass" (their words, not mine) at the museum. Always nice to be asked, so I packed up my kit, wrote down some notes and headed up there to mould some minds.

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