I’ve been very lucky recently to be commissioned by architects Quinlan and Francis Terry to photograph some of their recent completed properties for their forthcoming book. The brief was simple , ” we want classical lines , square on to the front of the building and picking out the details in the stonework etc” , oh and “we’ve had a look at your website and don’t want any of that modern stuff you do ” . So , that was clear ! The Tottenham Court Road building has been photographed by 2 other photographs and they hadn’t been happy with the results . I tried a few different angles and positions and eventually came upon the idea of looking straight up the building and stitching 3 images taken with the 24mm TSE. I was pretty sure the clients wouldn’t be happy with that particular image but included it in the finals anyway thinking it was maybe a little to ‘gothamesque’ for a classical architect . So, i was surprised when i showed them that as the final image in the many images that I had chosen that they decided that they really liked it ! And want to use it as a
poster for a forthcoming V&A museum lecture . Just goes to show that the client doesn’t always know what they really want .