A picture all about context – a new building next to an old building – just check out the picture and this will make sense

On my website I write

“This picture was taken for the architect, Kendall Kingscott. This picture shows the refurbished block set in the context of existing buildings. This is a kind of composition I like to include in a shoot, showing the impact of construction works to the immediate surrounding environment.

In this picture of the recently completely refurbished block, I have deliberately overlapped the old building on the left with the brand new white façade of the refurbished block.

This kind of picture is useful for architects and developers in developing future schemes of works.

The main contractor for this refurbishment project was Raymond Brown Construction, the architect Kendall Kingscott, and the client was Hampshire City Council.

The picture was taken with my Canon 6D, Canon 17-40mm lens, both sat securely on my Manfrotto tripod.”

There is a point to this image, and that point is placing a new structure in it’s context. In this case a big bright shiny white building set against less appealing older buildings.

Architecture is not just about the buildings, but also how these buildings interact with their surroundings.

Rick McEvoy PhotographyArchitectural Photographer

Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks, London, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire

Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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