Architectural Photography

The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London.

Last year I was commissioned by the BBC to create an Architectural photography time-lapse of the new Broadcasting House building at Portland Place, W1A. I am delighted that the BBC have used a lot of this footage in their excellent new comedy series, W1A. The next episode is tonight, I look forward to seeing what other clips they will use! You can see the full sequence here.

001 Time-lapse used in the intro sequence:

Time-lapse used in intro sequence

 

002 Intro time-lapse

Intro time-lapse

 

003 Not my footage, but to give an idea of the feel of the rest of the program, Hugh Bonneville arrives – (screen grab copyright BBC)

Hugh Bonneville arrives - screen grab copyright BBC

 

004 Jason Watkins as Simon Harwood – screen grab copyright BBC

Jason Watkins as Simon Harwood - screen grab copyright BBC

 

Time-lapses used again in cutaways:

005 Architectural time-lapse of the entrance

Architectural time-lapse of the entrance

 

006 Architectural photography time-lapse

Architectural photography time-lapse

 

007 Sarah Parish as Anna Rampton – (screen grab copyright BBC)

Sarah Parish as Anna Rampton - screen grab copyright BBC

 

008 London Architectural Photographer

London Architectural Photographer

009 Cyclorama time-lapse

Cyclorama time-lapse

 

010 BBC newsroom photograph, W1A

BBC newsroom photograph, W1A

 

011 News room time-lapse

Newsroom time-lapse

 

012 Atrium architectural photography

Atrium architectural photography

 

013 W1A news room

W1A newsroom

 

014 Carol Vorderman – screen grab copyright BBC

Carol Vorderman - screen grab copyright BBC

 

015 Exterior time-lapse

Exterior time-lapse

 

016 Bonneville – screen grab copyright BBC

Bonneville - screen grab copyright BBC

 

017 Architectural photography London

Architectural photography london

 

018 Exterior time-lapse

Exterior time-lapse

 

019 Public space time-lapse

Public space time-lapse

 

020 Acoustic panels designed by me when I worked on the project for MJP Architects… screen grab copyright BBC

Acoustic panels designed by me... screen grab copyright BBC

 

021 Credited…

021-time-lapse-photography-credit

 

(Architectural photography time-lapse completed over 2 days, all images except where noted are copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at info@simonkennedy.net.)

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Architectural photography in the Tate Modern Tanks, of Ruairi Glynn’s Fearful Symmetry interactive installation.

From Ruairi’s website:

“What part of us, willingly projects life into things that in all common sense are not alive? In objects of all shapes and sizes, even the faintest expressions of purposeful behaviour can irresistibly bring them to life in the eye of the observer. In a world increasingly inhabited by artificially intelligent systems, contextually aware gadgets, sensory spaces and robotic agency, will our sense of our built environment as inert and lifeless change to one rich in synthetic personalities, and forms of artificial life? Bringing together Psychology research of the perception of animism, with Puppetry techniques, Interaction Design and Robotics – in 2012 an interactive installation titled “Fearful Symmetry” was exhibited at The Tanks gallery at Tate Modern exploring these ideas.”

 

A team of designers and consultants contributed to the project (also from Ruairi’s site):

Robotics – Vahid Aminzadeh (KCL) & Alex Zivanovic (Middx Uni)
Computer Vision – Paul Ferragut & George Profenza (UCL)
Mechanical Engineering – Neil (Spike) Melton (Middx Uni)
Sound Design – Emmett Glynn & Sam Conran
Light Engineering – Lianka Papakammenou (UCL)
Photography – Simon Kennedy
Puppetry Consultant – Ronnie Le Drew
Graphic Design – Amy Lewis
Filming – Ronan Glynn
Communication – Ollie Palmer (UCL) & Diony Kypraiou (UCL)
Fabrication Assistant – Djorn Fevrier
Thanks also Ryan Mehanna, Frank Glynn, Stephen Gage, and Ranulph Glanville

(Architectural photography completed over 1.5 days, all images copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at info@simonkennedy.net.)

 

001 Constructing the robot in a north London warehouse

constructing robot north london

 

002 The team working on the robot

team robot in warehouse

 

003 Ruairi Glynn and “Fearful Symmetry”
ruairi glynn fearful symmetry-

 

004 Architectural Photographer
Architectural Photographer

 

005 Tate Modern Tanks
Tate Modern Tanks

 

006 The public interacts with the installation
The public interacts with the installation

 

007 The robot hovers
The robot hovers

 

008 Children dancing with the installation
children dancing with installation

 

009 Children dancing with the robot
Children dancing with the robot

 

010 The robot “draws” in light
The robot "draws" in light

 

011 Interior architectural photography
Interior architectural photography

 

012 The Tate Modern Tanks architecture
The Tate Modern Tanks architecture

 

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Simon Kennedy is a London Architectural Photographer working with architects, engineers, developers, designers, artists, journalists and visualisation companies to produce iconic architectural images and video (All images copyright Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer)

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