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Bench-land

I guess today’s picture serves as a direct sequel to the one I posted yesterday, given that the two people on the foreground bench appear to be the same couple who were walking through the scene in the other photograph. This wasn’t intentional and I only realised it to be the case after scanning the negatives. but I quite like how it turned out though.

I’ve not photographed the Barbican Centre much before, but it’s a wonderful urban location. Amazing brutalist architecture that is very well maintained and with a wealth of compositional possibilities. I only had a spare 10 minutes to take some photos while passing, but I could happily spend hours there.

FILM - Barbican bench land

Olympus OM-1, F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 9 October 2019

2 thoughts on “Bench-land

  1. The Barbican is a great place to shoot architecture, I love walking around there when I can – which isn’t often now I live in the US.
    I think I stood in the same place as you and photographed those benches a few years ago, the early Autumn light makes great shadows across that area.

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    1. The Barbican is one of few urban brutalist developments that seems to have stuck to its creators vision and it’s a nice place to wander round as a result. Most of them fell into disrepair and were beset by social problems, sadly – although those places also present their own interesting photographic opportunities.

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