The Chapel at MIT by Eero Saarinen

Earlier this month I went over to Boston, Massachusetts to scout some locations for an upcoming shoot. Whenever I have to go abroad for things like this, I like to try to put aside a day and arrange in advance to visit and photograph a work of architecture, just for fun (well, it's fun to me). Boston has an embarrassment of great architecture, but I decided to go and visit Eero Saarinen's chapel at MIT. I was not disappointed.

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The Jam: About The Young Idea

I was born in 1981, when The Jam were at their peak. They broke up in 1982, so obviously I don't remember them at the time, but their impact was huge. So many of the bands I was getting in to in my teens were very very obviously influenced by Weller's lyrics and the band's sound, and songs like 'That's Entertainment', 'Start' and 'Going Underground' were mainstays in Brighton's indie discos.

So when Anthony Burrill called to see if I'd be up for doing stills and video of Somerset House's new exhibition on The Jam he'd been working on with Simon Jones Studio and Teo Connor, my response was of course a cool and collected "I'll check my calendar" and definitely not a shouted "HELL YES!!!"

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Zaha Hadid Design Gallery, London

In May last year, Jim was commissioned to photograph Clerkenwell Design Week again, which is always good fun. Often he gets asked to photograph projects and designer's work that isn't formally on the brief but is a part of the festival, and this year he was asked to head to Zaha Hadid's new Design Gallery to get some shots of the interior.

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Mount Barbary Gibraltar

Gibraltar has been in the news a fair bit over the last few months, and back in May Jim was invited out there to photograph the stunning Mount Barbary property for the Morgan Carn Partnership.

Morgan Carn are a design orientated architectural practice based in Brighton. They work with a diverse series of projects, aiming to create beautiful places to live and work in. The house at Mount Barbary was certainly no exception; Jim spent a good few days photographing the large private residence which is perched on the rocks, overlooking the bay, and offering spectacular views of the water.

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The Cutty Sark / London / May 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")...

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