Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015
For the last three years now, I've been commissioned by The Serpentine Gallery to document the construction of their annual pavilion. The construction is a fascinating phase to witness, to see how each architect approaches the site and to see how Stage One, the contractors who have to build these structures, flex and bend to each design. Here's a series of images, plus a video, of the whole process - from marking out to celebrating with champagne in the sunshine...
Posted: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Homogen is a new collaborative project I've been working on with the illustrator Billy Mather. It explores the common origin of creativity across the disciplines of photography and illustration; merging the two and creating a playful and experimental celebration of our work.
Posted: Monday, May 26th, 2014
Continuing with Jim's Lightbulb project with Edward Bishop, the pair interviewed We Made That, a young and energetic architecture and design practice formed in 2006 by Oliver Goodhall and Holly Lewis. The practice has a strong portfolio, which is comprised of an eclectic mix of architecture, landscape, art, research and publishing, and which has a strong engagement with the local community.
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Posted: Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Photographer Tony Ray-Jones is widely known and respected for his social documentary work of England in the 1960s, yet his work for Architectural Review in 1970 is relatively unknown. At the time, using photographers such as Ray-Jones for this kind of assignment was unheard of; architectural photographs tended to be devoid of people, or heavily staged. Ray-Jones was commissioned to work on the housing feature, and his images brought the day to day lives of the people in them into focus. This style of work has become increasingly popular over the last few years, with practitioners such as Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan, challenging the traditional approach by showing buildings in use. Jim also uses this approach to his work, and tries to offer the viewer a chance to explore the environments within the image. Posted by Lou.
Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Earlier this month, Sofia and I went to Norway for a week to celebrate her birthday (as a gentleman, I won't say which birthday, but it was a big one...). Following a stint in Flåm and Bergen, we headed to Oslo to finish up the holiday, to eat some good food and drink some good (expensive) beer. Whilst there we spent a fair bit of time at Snøhetta's Opera House on the water.