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