The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London.
One of my favourite pieces of architecture in London, a place undeniably rich in fantastic architecture. There is just something about the Barbican… I enjoyed it as an architect, over the years I have photographed its architecture many times, made short films about it, animated strange perverted robots jumping out of it, given it lashing serrated tongues and turned it’s balconies into a saw. Now that I am a full-time architectural photographer, it is interesting to return to it and respond to it in a different way.
I used a large format camera, the Toyo VX125b, Rodenstock 135mm f 5.6 Apo-Sironar-S, Schneider 72mm f/5.6 Super-Angulon XL, Rodenstock 210mm f 5.6 Apo-Sironar-S lenses. Film was Fomapan 100, self-developed in Ilfosol.
001 Barbican architectural photography
002 Barbican architectural details
003 Perspective showing multiple vertical layering and perforate floor slabs
004 Architectural photography of one the public spaces.
005 Back alleys
006 Architectural planting
007 Facade rhythms
008 Underground service access
009 Communal gardens
010 Architectural compositions