Brutalism

Love it or loathe it Brutalist Architecture  always creates a response and that is the point of evocative and challenging work. It is not traditionally pleasing on the eye with its rough surfaces and unfinished appearance. It would appear that we are now rekindling our old flame and beginning to appreciate the beauty with a fresh perspective. Our love affair is in part due to scarcity of the buildings as many have been demolished or covered up. I am photographing Brutalist buildings in London albeit with an abstract view celebrating their merits combining them with the photographic elements. Pattern/Repetition/Texture/Leading Lines/Composition. The buildings combine a futuristic world with how I imagine old Soviet Union buildings should look. Tough, imposing and secure. Recently featured in ‘The Game’ a British cold war spy drama set in the 1970’s’ and used with chilling effects in the futuristic a ‘Clock Work Orange.’

Southbank Centre London/Nick Brewer

Southbank Centre London/Nick Brewer

Southbank Centre

Denys Lasdun

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