Posted: Monday, August 26th, 2013
This time last year, Jim was invited to photograph Theatre on the Fly, situated in West Sussex. Created by design collective Assemble and a team of over 40 volunteers, the temporary theatre was constructed to celebrate Chichester Festival Theatre's 50th birthday. As part of the theatre's wider programme, this innovative space hosted a nine-week programme based around three shows from young directors.
The building, inspired by its namesake fly-tower, offers an extraordinary glimpse into the usually hidden mechanics of the theatre space. Curious about this giant shed-like construction built from scaffolding, chipboard and plastic pond liner, Jim jumped at the chance to head over and shoot the project on a sunny day when plenty of visitors were milling about, making the most of the innovative location.
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Posted: Sunday, August 18th, 2013
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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Posted: Thursday, July 25th, 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.
Posted: Wednesday, July 24th, 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.
Posted: Friday, July 19th, 2013
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.