Photoessay: City Hall, London

City Hall, London – headquarters of The Greater London Authority and home to the Mayor’s office. An interesting blob of a building located in Southwark, near the southern end of Tower Bridge, it was designed by Norman Foster and opened in 2002. It sits at the center of an open plaza with a recessed area containing F&B outlets and entrances to the surrounding buildings, as well as a museum. I just like the architecture. MT

Series shot with a Leica M8, Zeiss ZM 2.8/21 Biogon and Voigtlander 50/1.1 Super Nokton.

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Shadow projection.

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Oddly reminiscent of a coil of DNA inside a nucleus.

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  1. Robert Stark says:

    A beautiful series. You have a wonderful sense for space — both positive and negative space. Your architecture photographs are a great pleasure.

    Another thought on the ongoing discussion regarding colour and B & W. Colour is perhaps indeed closer to what we see with our eyes but perhaps black and white is closer to what we feel about the scene. In any event, I think this is true for me. Specifically, your black and white pictures (like those of other very fine photographers) are very evocative and call forth one’s own experiences.

    • Thanks Robert! I’ve developed a new love for architectural photography over the last few years – the geometry and interplay of light of surfaces at different times of the day creates never-ending variation and interest.

      Interesting thought on the color vs B&W discussion. I’d say yes and no; sometimes what you remember is the color – think going to Disneyland for instance – and sometimes it’s B&W, if perhaps the memory is more like a feeling than a specific remembrance of a scene or place.

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