I had the opportunity to pop out for a “rare” lunch time treat on Monday to meet up with an old friend.
I really enjoy visiting Canary Wharf as I always manage to capture a angle of the architecture that I have
not seen before. The wharf is one of those places where you just can not walk through with you head down……
Lying just on the outskirts of London and on the edge of the beautifully scenic A406, this urban demolition had been in progress for a number of weeks before I got around to shooting it.
Every time I had passed the site, I knew I had to start working soon before it was gone forever, so over the course of three visits (over the same number of weeks) I set about my task to document the fall of this office icon.
Capturing the most interesting angles at the most visually interesting states of deconstruction, I used close up shots, wide shots and various spanning panoramas to document the building.
Standing for decades on the edge of a duel carriage way. Its last moments, now recorded forever.
One of the many routes home occasionally takes me behind the east London Olympic park. This is the bit that was rarely seen on the telly but is just a stones throw from all the televised glitz and glamour of the 2012 Olympics. With the grim Eurostar depot on the left and residents allotments on the right the Olympic glitz is back again! Its almost Hollywood meets Leyton. On a budget.