Colourful progress at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange
I am currently documenting the 200-year-old Brighton Dome Corn Exchange where a major refurbishment is under way. I make regular visits with my camera, photographing both the building process and the people working there. It is always a pleasure to find interesting colours on site.
In fact, construction areas are often filled with unexpected colour. It made my day to spot this geometric pattern of yellow, pink, red, blue, brown and grey. More photos from this project can be found here.
Snow swirls around the Stephen Lawrence Trust Centre
Last week I spoke too soon about snow-less Old England versus snow-bound New England because we have had the icy white stuff around all week. I am pleased that this included my site visit to the Stephen Lawrence Trust. There can be magic in photographing snow and its transformation of the familiar into something almost etherial. My colleague at the Trust pointed out that I have now
been documenting the renovation of the Centre over a full year (and in all weather). That is a satisfying thought and at the heart of my aim to capture the essence of a place through how it both changes and remains constant over time.
More photographs from this snowy shoot can be found here. Use this link for information about the new co-working hub for start-ups in the built environment that will be based inside the Stephen Lawrence Centre.
I think I should set up a page on my website just for photographs of workers and builders because I find them continually interesting to shoot. This would not be about the specific locations they are working in, glamorous or not. It would be about the skill, the craft and the graft required to work in the building trades. I will let you know when I have set it up. In the meantime, this photo is a candidate for it. Set in
an old cellar in Lewes, the single light casts soft shadows across a room filled with the warm browns of old wood and the cool blue of new plasterboard. Often I am rushing to catch photographs of extreme action on building sites, but here is a different energy of concentration and focus. Until I set up this new gallery page, you can find many photographs of builders working on site in my architectural documentary photographs and more working portraits here.
I was back at the Stephen Lawrence Trust again this week where things are getting very colourful indeed. The yellow that was being refreshed is the original colour of the stairwell. The orange is new and is now filling the corridors that link the front of the building with the back, bringing a shaft of light and life through the heart of the
Centre. This is part of a larger plan of creating a beautiful new co-working hub for start-up businesses working in the built environment. You can find out more about all the great things that the Stephen Lawrence Trust does here, and more of my photographs from this site here.
The Stephen Lawrence Trust Centre building works have taken a colourful turn with new orange corridors. A couple of days ago I was back at the Centre photographing the changes since my last visit. The Trust will soon be launching an exciting initiative that will provide a creative co-working hub for start-ups in the built environment,
and the interior of the building is going through a transformation to make this possible. The key colour to the new design is this vibrant orange that will line the corridors, linking the front of the building to the back. You can find out more about all the great things that the Stephen Lawrence Trust does here, and more of my photographs from this site here.