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My love of architecture starts with bridges. We have tons of bridges in Newcastle (pun intended) and I’ve always admired them. To me a bridge is a statement; it is humankind showing our indomitable spirit. If nature thinks it can stop us by throwing a huge river or canyon in our way, think again – we can build beautiful structures to span those distances.
From there it’s a small step to see how any structure is a way for humans to make sense and make use of their surroundings. It was also obvious to me as an artist, that buildings, engineering and architecture are a means of creative expression. They are a loud and clear testament to humankind’s ingenuity and creativity and they have as much of an impact as do mountains and canyons on the landscape as well as the human psyche.
In general I much prefer contemporary architecture. Nowadays, the organic forms and energy efficient developments represent a new dialogue between man and nature. It’s no longer simply about conquering nature; it’s about working to build something in tandem with the natural surroundings and the local and global environment. I’m a big fan of Swiss engineer, Heinz Isler’s organic (and economical) shell structures and the impact they’ve had on contemporary architectural designs.
When I photograph architecture, I’m always thinking about viewer engagement. I want to create images that, when printed at a large size, make the viewer feel like part of the photograph, like they could walk right into the picture. My style, therefore, leans toward portraying the whole scene – and I will often use a low viewpoint or include the pavement in the foreground to give the proper sense of depth.
Of course, I can also put my style on the back-burner and photograph your building however you’d like me to – that’s why I call myself a professional architectural photographer after all! I can focus on abstract architectural details, provide straight-on exterior shots without being too ‘arty’, or come up with something much more unusual. I can also use the same principles of depth and tactile immersion to produce inviting interior photographs too. All you have to do is ask.
If you like these examples of my work and want to hire me as your architectural photographer, please use the contact form on this website to get in touch. I’m based in Newcastle upon Tyne and I’m happy to serve anywhere in the UK, so don’t hesitate to get in touch for a quote.
Don’t forget, you can also buy prints of my work or license these images for use in a brochure or website etc. Any queries you have you can use my contact page to give me a call or connect through your favourite social network.