The Open Road / David Campany, 2014
And sticking with the theme of photography (what my blog mostly seems to focus on these days…), here is a lovely new book from Aperture, examining the American Road Trip as a theme of 20th century photography. Super nice.
Constructing Worlds at the Barbican — until 11 January 2015
(above) Yangtze / Nadav Kander, 2007
I went to see Constructing Worlds a few weeks ago and didn’t get round to writing my review of it until now. Well, what an incredible show, truly awesome. It’s a collection of 18 massively influential photographers, examining their relationship with architecture and the built environment. Basically, it felt like somebody had made my dream exhibition. Shore, Gursky, Ruscha, Sugimoto, Kander, Evans, the Bechers, Norfolk…. the list of featured artists is truly amazing. There were 1 or 2 in there who I hadn’t seen before, and their was a delight to discover alongside all the big hitters who I’ve been obsessed with for years. Such a great selection of work, highly recommended. Also the exhibition design (by Stefi Orazi) was really nice, as well as the accompanying book.
I’m going again for sure.
Tokyo / Greg White, 2014
Some more updates from photographer Greg White – check out these absolutely stunning shots from Tokyo.
ICC Kyoto / Cristoffer Rudquist, 2014
Stunning photography of the International Conference Centre in Kyoto, built in 1966, by Cristoffer Rudquist.
Aircraft Carrier / Greg White, 2014
Some stunning new photographs from Greg White, documenting the construction of the HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Also worth checking out his fantastic series of the Astute Class submarine, shot for Wired mag recently.
Helsinki / 2014
News: I’ve just uploaded some brand new photography from a recent trip to the Finnish capital. Most of the shots I took were of store fronts and signage. There’s a hell of a lot of neon in the city; a friend of mine joked that it’s there because it gets so dark in the winter, so they need it to find their way around! Maybe there’s some truth in that. Anyway, there’s a lot of really beautiful old signs, amongst many other cool things to check out. Worth a visit!
Duxford / 2014
Some new photography from a recent trip to IWM Duxford.