I went to the Tate Modern on the South Bank yesterday as it was a bank holiday. On the third floor there is a balcony that looks out across London. When we were up there we heard a guy busking and we realised it was Passenger. Great free gig.
Having sights like this 10 mins from my house never ceases to amaze me. I shoot the Spinnaker a lot but this is my favourite angle. I’m happy with the light I captured in this shot.
I saw this installation near the south bank on my way to a meeting. The buildings behind framed him quite nicely.
I saw this couple on a street corner in Barcelona. Sometimes you just need to look up.
Taken on a recent holiday this shot captures an early evening rainbow near Las Ramblas.
I attended ‘Think Performance’ with Google this week which was hosted at the Saatchi gallery on Kings Road, London. This is one of my favourite installations. It comprises of a room half filled with engine oil that acts as a mirror. Fantastic concept by Richard Wilson.
I managed to shoot this on the last day of our trip to St Ives. The sky is starting to clear for spring but the waves are still choppy. The seagulls hover above the Harbour struggling to make progress in the strong winds. Shot using iPhone 5.
Last year me and my other half went to Paris for New Years Eve. This year, as per our commitment to spend New Years at a different european city every year, we chose to go to Berlin in Germany.
The city was a rich tapestry of culture and design and has clearly worked hard to move on from the stigma of the ‘Nazi’ regime over the past few decades. The city makes no excuses for its past and draws a line under an abhorrent time in German history. Some of the key landmarks are:
One of my favourite places in Berlin was the Bauhaus Archiv situated by Tiergarten a short walk from the Reichstag building. As a keen admirer of the Bauhaus school of design it was fascinating to learn more about such a key influence on modern design and to see some original works by Marcel Breuer and and Walter Gropius up close.
A short walk from out hotel was a urban design company called the ‘Dudes Factory’ Their range of clothing, accessories and homeware was atypical of the design we has seen in the city and i have since ordered some products from them. They produce high quality products shipped to the UK. You can view their current range here.
I haven’t posted for a while so here are a few examples of some recent photography.