The Hidden Sounds of Architecture
Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
Last year I was commissioned by The Architects’ Journal to make a series of short films about each of the six Stirling Prize nominated buildings. I’d been having a few conversations before that with musician and sound designer, Simon James about the relationship between architecture and sound and so he joined me on the shoots to make a series of recordings, using a range of very specialist recording devices. Whilst our priority was to produce these six mini-docs on the buildings (which you can view here ), the time we had on location also allowed Simon to be a bit more creative with his recordings and editing, creating sparse and evocative soundscapes from on-site recordings which we paired with my footage for two new films; Hidden Sounds…
Architectural Photography Mentorship
Posted: Sunday, January 27th, 2019
In April 2019 I am opening a 12 month architectural photography mentorship program. The mentorship will provide one participant with a year of experience and feedback aimed at improving their architectural photography, film making and knowledge of the industry.
The Chapel at MIT by Eero Saarinen
Posted: Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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.
Space Invaders: Exhibition in Brighton
Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2016
This June I'm working with RIBA Sussex on an exhibition of my work at the Jubilee Library in Brighton. The theme is 'Space Invaders'.
Curated by RIBA Sussex chair and director at Conran & Partners, Paul Zara, and arts curator and writer Cara Courage, my images have been paired with those of some guest photographers to investigate the way in which people use (and misuse) architecture and the built environment; architecture as the backdrop to life. The guest photographers include John Maclean, Andy Spain, Anita Barrett, Darren O'Brien, Paul Russell, Rob Gifford, Heidi Kuisma and Sahil Lodha. The printing of the exhibition is kindly sponsored by Spectrum.
The exhibition will run from Monday 13th June to Sunday 26th June, with a Private View opening on Wednesday 15th. If you'd like to come to the Private View, please email Paul Zara on firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Friday, October 16th, 2015
I was commissioned by The Architect's Journal to produce a series of short films on each of the 6 nominees for the RIBA Stirling Prize. This year was one of the most interesting shortlists I'd seen for a while - less of a focus on the 'iconic' and more on craft and details. It was also incredibly diverse, with a Maggie's Centre for those dealing with cancer sitting alongside a school, social housing alongside a museum and gallery, private housing and university buildings.
I travelled to Lanarkshire, Manchester as well as across London to document the projects and meet the architects and the users of the buildings. Two things linked this diverse list; the first was the attention to detail, all these projects are truly crafted. The second was that no-one wanted to pick a winner!
Still, a huge congratulations to AHMM, Morag Myerscough and Burntwood School on winning the Stirling Prize, 2015, for a wonderful collection of buildings that display a huge range of architectural skill. Here's all six videos I created, plus some stills I shot on site too...