“Whispering Death” was the nick name for the F-111 fighter-bomber that were housed inside these Hardened Aircraft Shelters during the cold war in the RAF Upper Heyford, Quick Reaction Alert Facility, UK. I thought the moniker was also an apt title for this series of photographs of the military paranoia of the era. Crews sat for four hour shifts in nuclear-armed F-111 bombers, engines running in the middle of the Oxfordshire countryside ready to respond to any Soviet threat at a moments notice. The facility is the best preserved Cold War Airfield in Europe.
One of my photos of the old waiting room at Peckham Rye Station, London has been used as a background for a cover of “Vida la Vida” in electric violin by Carlo Cantini. They’ve used post production for adding in the musicians to the video. Renovation in progress by Benedict O’Looney Architect.
An assignment for Pembroke College, Oxford to photograph their new buildings which opened April 23rd, 2013
Click here for a record of the buildings previously on site, their demolition, archaelogy and a monthly record of the new building construction
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These photos from a recent job for OBN (Oxford Bioscience Network) contrast the pre shoot iPhone reference photos with the final dusk photos produced with a full frame camera, tilt shift lens, careful composition and cropping.
An image from my photoshoot of Richard Wentworth’s sculpture at the Venice Biennale, 2009 had been featured on the Walk on Exhibition Catalogue.