Dec / Jan 2020/21 Issue of arc Magazine
My photography is featured in the Spotlight section of the latest arc Magazine, the international magazine for lighting in architecture.
I photographed the award winning ICON Outlet centre at the O2 in London for CallisonRTKL who worked alongside Hoare Lea.
The design focuses on the creation of two unique retail experiences – the Petals and the Clouds – to correspond with the leasing strategy and the character of the space they occupy. The ceiling treatments within these spaces are a unique feature to the site, designed to create a sense of light, space and tranquillity. Clever use of LED lighting enables the tone and look and feel of the development to shift depending on the time of day.
The success of a mixed-use project hinges on activity. The more people are walking around, using the space, and engaging with it, the more it creates an inclusive atmosphere and people want to be there. Creating spaces where communities can come together, alongside major entertainment destinations would ensure that the district will never ‘go dark’ and the different zones will offer varied, engaging experiences for visitors any day of the week.
I also have an advert in the magazine.
I need your vote! I have been shortlisted for the prestigious British Photography Awards in two categories – “Documentary” and “Commercial Product”, with the second round of judging being based on a public vote combined with a judging panel.
I would be grateful if you could place your vote for both of my pictures. All it requires is a click on the link below and then a click on the vote button and you’re done!
The BPA run an open, responsible competition aimed at celebrating photographic talent from all British and British-based photographers. They work with a range of UK charities to operate a non-profit competition cashflow and they keep this completely ring-fenced from the rest of the business finance. This is integral to their model. Together they aim to use the massive power of photography to do real good in the world.
My pictures are in support of “Surfers Against Sewage” and “Doctors without Borders”.
Thanks and please share to as many people as possible.
The Sunday Times ran a feature on Project Natick at the weekend, with my photography.
Project Natick is Microsoft’s research into the feasibility of an underwater datacentre
A sealed vessel on the ocean floor does not have any of the issues that the equivalent land datacenter does, with corrosion from oxygen and humidity, temperature fluctuations, and bumps plus jostles from technicians who monitor and replace broken components.
Project Natick also supports Microsoft’s sustainability goals with the vessel in Orkney consuming no water for cooling and being powered by renewable energy sources.
Photobanks was assigned to photograph, film and drone the retrieval of the underwater vessel.
I was presented with the 15th Annual Black and White Spider Awards honourable mention in two categories at this year’s Winners PhotoShow, receiving the official email today.
The live online gala was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world's premier event for black and white photography.
Bernardino Castro, Director at Portuguese Center of Photography (CPF), Porto said "The amazing quality of the images in the competition made it very difficult to select the winners. I would like to reinforce the relevance and impact of Black & White Spider Awards as a mobilizing agent in promoting the production and dissemination of excellent photography at an international level."
"It's an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,378 entries from 69 countries we received this year" said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director.
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honouring excellence in black and white photography. www.thespiderawards.com