Architecture As Art – 2

I’ve just finished editing images from last evening in Birmingham and I’m posting them now…

I’ll post some more next week.

All images © Tony Harratt/The Fuji Freak – 2016

Architecture As Art

I spent last evening wandering around Birmingham (UK) city centre making the most of the light and photographing architecture. This is the first of a few images that will fall into a long-term project entitled ‘Architecture As Art’.

Birmingham, UK, 22 September 2016

Image © Tony Harratt/The Fuji Freak – 2016 

Documenting Brutalism…

Over the past couple of months I have been involved with a project with the ƒ50 Collective, a small group of friends from the UK, Italy, India & the United States. I chose to photograph architecture and the purchase of a book of images in the Brutalist style gently pointed me the the direction of this subject.

I travelled quite extensively hunting down images that became, says my good friend John Meehan, “[having a] strong feeling of careful seeing; they’re meditative and let the buildings speak for themselves.”  The finished project contains buildings of the Brutalist Period (1950’s to mid-1970’s) that can be found in Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Shrewsbury, Colwyn Bay, Prenton and Bebington.

“Documenting Brutalism…” can be found by clicking on this link -> ƒ50 Collective blog

The finished image collection was over 125 photographs, all captured especially for this project. Blog space precluded me posting each image but below is a small sample of my favourite images that didn’t make the “cut”. I hope you’ll pop over to “Documenting Brutalism…” and enjoy what images and words.

The header image for this blog post was taken at Manchester Piccadilly railway station; it is an electricity sub-station constructed of COR-TEN, a special steel that rusts to a certain level. The rust then protects the steel. There is a colour image of this building in the project post.

Multi-Storey Car Park – Nottingham City Centre
The Rendall Building, Liverpool University
The Liverpool Echo building dominates much of Liverpool’s Commercial Quarter
The Sports Facility, Liverpool University

All images © Tony Harratt/ƒ50 Collective/The Fuji Freak – 2016

Liverpool Modern Architecture

Of course, I had to visit Liverpool for more images for my project. The images are those taken between shooting project ones.

All images © Tony Harratt/The Fuji Freak – 2016

Manchester Modern Architecture

I’ve been very busy with a project for my friends at ƒ50 Collective, which is why I’ve not posted for a while. I’ve now got most of the images I want to use and I’ve more time to update The Fuji Freak.

The images I’m going to post are not from the project but were shot when I was gathering images; outtakes, if you like, but standalone images in their own right.

Manchester Modern Architecture 2016 #1

The Alan Turing Building on the Manchester University campus

Manchester Modern Architecture 2016 #2

My new favourite building, The National Graphene Institute, which is also on the University campus. I was blown away by its design & construction.

Manchester Modern Architecture 2016 #3

This is the Football Academy stadium at the Etihad Campus in north-east Manchester. 

Manchester Modern Architecture 2016 #4

New Lewisham Mews is an apartment building on the outskirts of the city centre.

Manchester Modern Architecture 2016 #5

Finally, we have The Hilton Hotel, which is also named as Beetham Tower.

All images © Tony Harratt/The Fuji Freak – 2016