Archives for category: Architectural Photography

I’ve spent much time in the Islamic world photographing the masterpieces of Islamic Architecture so its fascinating to see this simple and concise explanation of the geometry behind the seemingly infinitely complex designs such as these from Iran below.

Detail view of khanqah portal; muqarnas semi-dome, Shaykh 'Abd al-Samad Mosque, Natanz, Iran.

Detail view of khanqah portal; muqarnas semi-dome, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Samad Mosque, Natanz, Iran.

Interior of Dome of Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran. Built 1603 -1618. Architect: Shaykh Bahai

Interior of Dome of Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran. Built 1603 -1618. Architect: Shaykh Bahai

Dome of the main sanctuary. Imam Mosque (Masjed-e Imam), is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square. Built 1611 - 1629. Architect: Shaykh Bahai

Dome of the main sanctuary. Imam Mosque (Masjed-e Imam), is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square. Built 1611 – 1629. Architect: Shaykh Bahai

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

Manolo Blahnik, Harrods, 2015. Nick Leith-Smith, Architecture & Design

An assignment for architects Nick-Leith Smith to photograph their interior and furniture design for the new enlarged Manolo Blahnik store in Harrods, London.

Click Here for More from this Photoshoot >>

All images available for publication / licensing contact me for pricing or to commission your own shoot

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

University of Warwick Business School, The Shard, London. Design by Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, 2015

A photoshoot for Berman Guedes Stretton Architects to photograph their design of Warwick University Business School at the Shard, London. More Images

All images available for publication / licensing contact me for pricing or to commission your own shoot

Hanging Stairs. 65 Hillgate Place, London.  James Wyman Architects

Hanging Stairs. 65 Hillgate Place, London.  James Wyman Architects

Hanging Stairs. 65 Hillgate Place, London.  James Wyman Architects

Hanging Stairs. 65 Hillgate Place, London.  James Wyman Architects

An assignment for James Wyman Architects to document their design of hanging stairs as part of a residential interior in Hillgate Place in London. More Images

All images available for publication / licensing contact me for pricing or to commission your own shoot

The Shard and clouds against blue sky seen from St Thomas, Stree
The Shard looking mighty fine in the clear summer sunshine.
View from St Thomas, Street. Southwark, May 2015, London. Architect: Renzo Piano. Engineer: WSP Global

Image available as limited edition prints and licensing contact me for pricing.

The Hive housing the Worcester Library, Clad in Golden Copper ti Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, UK The Hive housing the Worcester Library, Clad in Golden Copper ti Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, UK The Hive housing the Worcester Library, Clad in Golden Copper ti Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, UK The Hive housing the Worcester Library, Clad in Golden Copper ti Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, UK The Hive housing the Worcester Library, Clad in Golden Copper ti Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, UK The Hive housing the Worcester Library, Clad in Golden Copper ti Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, UK The Hive housing the Worcester Library, Clad in Golden Copper ti Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, UK The Hive housing the Worcester Library, Clad in Golden Copper ti Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, UK The Hive housing the Worcester Library, Clad in Golden Copper ti Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, UK
A meeting of two of Worcester’s architectural highlights: The Hive and Worcester Cathedral photographed as part of The Severn Project, a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn.

The Hive which houses Worcester Library is clad in golden alloy tiles made from recycled copper. The building was designed by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and opened in 2012. The irregular cone shape of the roof was inspired by the form of the nearby Malvern Hills.

Worcester cathedral was begun in 1084 and contains Royal Tombs, Medieval cloisters, an ancient crypt and has important parts of the building dating from every century from the 11th to the 16th. Unusually the cathedral has an overall unity yet each architectural period from Norman to Perpendicular remands distinct and legible.

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK
The main basin of Gloucester Docks was the original terminus of the ship canal that ran from Sharpness, opened in 1827. The victorian warehouses and mills at Gloucester were mainly built for the storage and processing of imported corn. The old warehouses, were built with thick brick walls, a slate roof and strong wooden floors supported by cast-iron columns. The many small windows were intended more for ventilation than for light and were originally fitted with shutters rather than glass. The corn was stored in sacks that were lifted up to the required floor by manually operated winches in the loft.

In 2014 Gloucester Docks was converted into a film set for “Alice through the Looking Glass” by Tim Burton with the addition of five tall ships. Here’s a clip from the BBC showing how the docks were transformed for the movie.

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

Images available as limited edition prints and licensing contact me for pricing. Link to all 49 images from this photoshoot.

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Details of the architecture of Shrewsbury which contains over 660 listed buildings built on an unaltered medieval street plan. Some of the tudor buildings are gloriously wonky and the narrow streets called “shuts” have overhanging window bays that almost touch at second floor level.

Also see the companion post Like tudor hieroglyphs: half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,070 other followers

%d bloggers like this: