Sideways rainbow found in Eastbourne

Sideways rainbow found in Eastbourne

Following the ‘new’ theme of my previous photo of the week, here is a shot from the new build construction section of my website. As well as photographing the renovation of heritage buildings, I also document all kinds of construction sites. This is the Arndale Centre, a shopping mall going up in Eastbourne. Every month I chart the progress being made for my clients to share with their stakeholders.

I am sure I have said this before in my blog but finding interesting colours on building sites always makes me happy. Getting both colour and reflective puddles at a shoot makes me doubly so. I have found some beautiful, unexpected colours and light at the Arndale Centre during my visits. It is surprising what you can see on a construction site if your eyes are open to it.

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Architectural photography

Architectural photography

About half of the architectural photography that I do is for corporate clients, usually as progress photos of new builds and developments. These projects entail monthly site visits to document how much work has taken place between each shoot. Although the photographs are expected to be a straight-forward record, while I am there I can’t help but look for beautiful light and surprising colours as well.

On one such visit I was intrigued by these markings on a partition wall. Of course they are not an industrial art installation, as I wanted to imagine. Each colour represents a specific completed task, making it easy to know at a glance whether the job has been done, while adding a pleasing pattern of reds, greens, blues and yellows in the process.

Old and new converge

Old and new converge

It seems that just about everyone in Lewes is excited about the Depot Cinema opening soon so I thought I would use another photo from my latest visit. This shot shows the view from the new zinc roof across to the old roofs of the Victorian-era railway station. I was interested in how the colours and the repeating lines of the old and new converge in the purple grey of the late afternoon light.

It is a glimpse of how well the new high-spec modern building will sit within its locality.

I have been documenting the refurbishment of this old brewery depot in the centre of Lewes for a year and a half as it becomes a new community cinema. My client uses the photos to build on the excitement of the local residents and film buffs.

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