Monochrome Awards 2020 (I)


Canon EOS 5D Mark III EF17-40mm f/4L USM ƒ/9.0 17.0 mm 1/50

Zara Hadid is one of a rare breed of unique architects in our time. While alive, she created some of the most unique and striking examples of architecture fusing form and function in a unique organic style. The Aquatic Centre in London based in the Queen Elizabeth Park is a highly successful example of her work. It was the site for the UK swimming Olympics and now houses a busy swimming venue. In looking to capture the building and its unique design I chose fine art minimalism to accentuate the organic shape of the building. I aimed in post-processing to separate the building away from its cluttered urban surroundings and infuse the image with a sense of isolation.

This particular shot is of the front elevation of the building. It struck me how it looked similar to a spaceship, and I tried to reinforce this sense in the processing.