One of the things I love most about living in London, is that visually, it really is a fascinating place to be. If I’m not looking where I’m going in the street, it’s not due to playing on my phone, but because I’m looking up at some of the incredible architecture we have in our great city. I adore the juxtaposition of the different buildings, what era they were built in, and what they are used for.
In an area of London perceived as being only for the wealthy, nothing highlights this contrast more than the picture I took the other day. Social housing, with the Stella McCartney store, a prime example of this area’s wealth, seemingly out of place in its location below.
Making the most of a small child napping in a buggy, I walked from here to Victoria Station, snapping as I went. I’ve really become more interested in photographing buildings of late, I’m not entirely sure why. Possibly the contrast in them that I mentioned above. I think maybe I like the shapes they make, and the way London has been ‘put together’ over the years.
The range of buildings is fanastic for an architcture lover- from old Georgian townhouses, to quaint mews cottages on cobbled streets, from jarring 60/70s buildings to art deco delights: the range is vast.
Next time you’re hitting the pavements, wherever you are, I implore you to look up and around you – you never know what you might see!