Instant Architecture

Instant photography was the 1970s’ equivalent of today’s image sharing on social media, being at the cutting edge of its field.

I find it both fascinating and exciting to jump back in time and utilise this iconic technique to represent outstanding examples of contemporary architecture, design and infrastructures that I encounter during my urban explorations. The result is an unusual contrast between modern architectural subjects and the retro colours and styles that the camera delivers.

I use my fully automatic Polaroid SX-70 – the folding camera that, in 1972, made truly instant photography possible for the first time. No digital editing or colour correction has been applied to the images of this project.

 

Slip House | Carl Turner Architects

 

Bow Riverside Footbridge | Adams & Sutherland

 

Craft Central | EMYRS

 

The Foundry | Architecture 00

 

Ickburgh School | Avanti Architects

 

Park Square Mews | Belsize Architects

 

Lumen URC | Theis + Khan

 

Fashion Street | Buckley Gray Yeoman

 

Studio for Anish Kapoor | Casey Fierro Architects

 

Hoxton Press | David Chipperfield Architects

 

Bush Theatre | Haworth Tompkins

 

Laban Dance Centre | Herzog & de Meuron

 

Levring House | Jamie Fobert Architects

 

Brentford Lock West | Mae

 

Modern Art / Stuart Shave | Matheson Whiteley

 

Church Walk | Mikhail Riches

 

The Lighterman King’s Cross | Stanton Williams

 

Pancras Square | Townshend Landscape Architects

 

Curtain Road | Morris + Company

 

Three Small Houses | Stephen Taylor Architects

 

Nobu Hotel | Ben Adams Architects

 

South London Gallery | 6a Architects

 

King's Cross Tunnel | Allies and Morrison

 

Barrett's Grove | Amin Taha

 

Hothouse | Ash Sakula Architects

 

Tapestry | Níall McLaughlin Architects

 

Greenwich Housing | Bell Phillips Architects

 

Chiswick House Café | Caruso St John Architects

 

Worthy Ken House | Chris Dyson Architects

 

81 Chancery Lane | Orms

 

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens | DSDHA

 

Royal Ballet School, Bridge of Aspiration | Wilkinson Eyre

 

Brixton Market | Gort Scott

 

Hackney New School | Henley Halebrown Architects

 

Corten Extension | Hût Architecture

 

Royal Victoria Dock Bridge | Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

 

Shahporan Mosque and Islamic Centre | Makespace Architects

 

Michael Drain Architects_Victoria Miro