21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

Nicholas Brewer

Nicholas Brewer

Taken earlier in the summer during my trip to Japan. The museum was designed by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the architect office SANAA in 2004. It is also my second entry to Art of Building with only one more remaining. When I started my career as a portrait photographer I struggled with the idea that architectural photographers were ‘only’ recording the work of others. Of course it did not occur to me that fashion photographers, car photographers and food photographers (add any genre you like) normally do not make the subjects they photograph. It does not reduce their creativity but careful consideration about what, when and how to photograph enhance the whole creative endeavor.