BRUTAL II – Linnahall

Since first releasing my zine BRUTAL I had always wanted to make it a series, each issue featuring a different building that I had photographed. Deciding on the Tricorn for the first was easy. It was a local building with a history and had caused much debate in the city of Portsmouth. There was also aContinue reading “BRUTAL II – Linnahall”

It’s too Late to Save Welbeck Street Car Park

Welbeck Street Car Park is a short walk from Oxford Street in London. It was designed and built in the Brutalist style in the 1970s as parking for the nearby Debenhams. Its facade made from prefabricated concrete polygons has become very recognisable. In 2017 a petition was started in order to put pressure on HistoricContinue reading “It’s too Late to Save Welbeck Street Car Park”

Fair Welbeck Street

FAIR WELBECK STREET, in all your brutalist majesty, Balanced & bold against the massive London sky, Teetering house of cards, it would be such a travesty To bring the barrier down, and say goodbye. In your storey-stacked style, you seem to call To days when we were young, shook hands, dreamed dreams Of progress, motion,Continue reading “Fair Welbeck Street”

The Human Body

I don’t spend nearly enough time in London, it’s a great city with so much to offer. When I do make it there I often get wrapped up in the usual sights to see anything new from the city, but I normally come across one or two new details which impress me. More often thanContinue reading “The Human Body”

Sculpture in the City

Black Shed Expanded Black Shed Expanded by Nathaniel Rackowe stands below the building more commonly known as the Gherkin. The shed, painted in black bitumen, looks as if it is being blown apart by the yellow light that comes from within. Rackowe said about his work, ‘I thought it interesting to take the humble shed andContinue reading “Sculpture in the City”

By Night

Night photography takes a little more technique and time than just point and shoot. You have to know the functions of your camera well but the end results can always be different and sometime surprising. For me I think that is part of the appeal. The inspiration for this post comes from a post cardContinue reading “By Night”

Tate modern

The Bankside Power Station in London is now home to the Tate Modern. At first there had been a coal fired power station in this location from 1891 but the area was developed and construction of the current building was fully completed in 1963. Between 1952-1981  the power station generated electricity for the city. The buildingContinue reading “Tate modern”

The Lost Landmarks

Here they are. My suggestions of landmarks that I think are a must see and that weren’t present on the 60 Landmarks to See Before You Die article. I haven’t been to every country so my short list is compiled from places that I have personally been and photographed. Now I can recommend them to you.Continue reading “The Lost Landmarks”

Landmarks in London

This week I am talking about landmarks after being inspired by a list of landmarks to see before you die. Yesterday, I posted images from my visits to London. Even though I am from the UK whenever I visit London I always feel like a tourist, usually because I am showing around a friend. The tourContinue reading “Landmarks in London”