Three images of Samaritaine Department Store, Paris, a place of architectural drama and human dilemma, observed in a thirty minute time slot. Created by Ernest Cognacq in 1869 and currently undergoing a major redevelopment, this was my Samaritaine one Saturday in August 2016.
My work has a strong element of contrast between old and new. The aesthetic of decay and the Icarian nature of modern design frequently guides my architectural photography; taking in the cottages of Wales that gradually disappear before our eyes and the modern might of the glass structure that screams upwards without apparent limit. Add to this the people who inhabit or pass through these strange landscapes and the images naturally come together.