Infinite Forest. Kemble, England. 40x40cm view larger
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Walking into the buildings at RAF Bicester in 2013 is like entering a time capsule back to the second world war. RAF Bicester was part of Bomber Command in WW2 being used mainly for training. The RAF left in 1976 and most of the buildings have been left untouched since. The site is of architectural and historical importance being the most complete and untouched example of such a collection of buildings most having being built in the 1920′s. The site contains a number of listed buildings and scheduled monuments.
What I found fascinating about the site as a photographic subject is that the decay and abandonment have added new layers of meaning to the utilitarian buildings so the impression today is an intriguing mix of the evocative and the impenetrable.
In May 2013 the site was sold to Bicester Heritage who kindly gave me permission to photograph the site before they start renovation. My particular thanks to Daniel Geoghegan and Charles Morgan.
How to photograph something as iconic yet cliched as the Pyramids? My response was to choose monochrome, use square format and abstract the geometry as much as possible, cropping tight with a telephoto lens to emphasise the scale and texture of the monument.
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These photographs document a trekking and 4×4 journey through the Western Desert of Egypt. Starting at Bahariya Oasis we travelled through the Sahara Suda (Black Desert) and Sahara Beida (White Desert) ending up near Farafra. As a compliment to these images I produced a second, more abstract series of photographs entitled “Sahara Sands” from the same trip.
The journey was undertaken with desert explorer Sam McConnell who runs highly recommended adventure travel expeditions to the region in collaboration with Abou Anis of Sub Sinai, off-road driver Khaled, and the bedouin of Bahariya Oasis
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Photographs of Egypt’s Western Desert made during a 10 day trek and 4×4 expedition with desert explorer Sam McConnell. The approach to this work is in part inspired by my earlier abstractions of the River Thames
I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams…
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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I’ve got five copies of my World Architecture Calendar 2013 to give away. The calendar is 45x50cm and the prize includes free shipping worldwide. To enter the prize draw click here (requires liking my Facebook page). The five winners will be notified on Monday 18th February.
I’m excited to be on the judging panel for the 4th Architect’s Eye photography competition, now open for entries. Open to UK architects & part II students.
Closing date for entries is Tuesday 30th April.
Organized by International Art Consultants and supported by The Royal Photographic Society, the Architect’s Eye competition has been celebrating and encouraging architects’ passion for photography since 2007. Now, in its fourth edition, UK architects are challenged to submit photos into two distinct categories: Architecture and Place and Architecture and People. The former focuses solely on the aesthetics of the architecture and places it creates, while the latter explores and celebrates the interaction of people with the environments created by architects. There are no restrictions on which buildings qualify for the competition.
The winner in each category will receive a weekend break for two anywhere in the EU. There will also be Special Commendation prizes awarded at the judges’ discretion.
The finalist and winning works will be showcased in an exhibition at Roca London Gallery coinciding with the start of the London Festival of Architecture 2013.
This year the Architect’s Eye Judging Panel is chaired by leading architect Simon Allford, Director at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Alongside Allford, the prestigious judging panel will be composed of renowed architect Keith Priest (Fletcher Priest Architects), noted architectural photographers Quintin Lake and George Kavanagh, Martine Hamilton Knight (The Royal Photographic Society) and Dr Irena Murray (Sir Banister Fletcher Director, British Architectural Library, RIBA).
More information here!
For more, check out which images were awarded top honors in last year’s competition.
My 30 favourite pictures from assignments and projects in 2012….