Metallic Words of Cardiff BaySaturday October 11, 2014
Photographs of the Wales Millennium Centre South Wales
Architecture has always fascinated me and when I was doing my 'O' Levels back in the early 1980s I even had aspirations of being an architect. Geology then captured my imagination, which I went on to study at Kingston Polytechnic. However, even then, I recall one project where we spent a week studying the stone that had been used for the buildings around Kingston and how the architects had clearly used the colour, texture and qualities of a particular rock type in the design of the building. I still have the stills I took with my old Minolta X300.
In South Wales we are blessed with some amazing architecture like the Wales Millennium Centre. As a family, we spend a great deal of time in Cardiff Bay and inside the Wales Millennium Centre and I never tire of photographing the building. Light reflecting off the metallic cladding always creates a different image. You have to restrain yourself from trying to take a photograph of the whole building and my latest set of images just focus on the words on the front of the building, with the slate layers of the surrounding walls subtly included where they added something to the composition.
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