Sunday, 3 March 2019

Barbican Centre (3) Mono FishEye View

I was using my Olympus OMD EM1 mkii with the 12-100mm lens most of the day. But for a wile I switched to the 8mm f/2.8 Samyang fish eye lens. Manual focus and aperture but a 'dam good lens' and good fun.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Barbican Centre (2) Colour Concrete

Following on from Yesterdays Blog, here are some photos in colour this time. I feel that the ascetics of Brutal Architecture are better seen in mono, the medium seems to suit the texture, shape and form of the concrete. Anyway here are some images in colour.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Barbican Centre (1) Mono Concrete

My Trip to London at the end of January was motivated to visit The Barbican Area and photograph its 'Brutal Architecture'

Wikipedia states in its opening paragraph on Brutalist Architecture as

Brutalist architecture flourished from 1951 to 1975, having descended from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century.[1] Considered both an ethic and aesthetic, utilitarian designs are dictated by function over form with raw construction materials and mundane functions left exposed. Reinforced concrete is the most commonly recognized building material of Brutalist architecture but other materials such as brick, glass, steel, and rough-hewn stone may also be used.

See Page HERE

This is an ongoing project for me (Brutalist Architecture) so watch this space for future postings.

After meeting with Friends from the camera club and having lunch I spent a good couple of hours exploring the area. This is the first of 4 posts from the Barbican Centre.

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