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

One of my favourite pieces of architecture in London, a place undeniably rich in fantastic architecture. There is just something about the Barbican… I enjoyed it as an architect, over the years I have photographed its architecture many times, made short films about it, animated strange perverted robots jumping out of it, given it lashing serrated tongues and turned it’s balconies into a saw. Now that I am a full-time architectural photographer, it is interesting to return to it and respond to it in a different way.

I used a large format camera, the Toyo VX125b, Rodenstock 135mm f 5.6 Apo-Sironar-S, Schneider 72mm f/5.6 Super-Angulon XL, Rodenstock 210mm f 5.6 Apo-Sironar-S lenses. Film was Fomapan 100, self-developed in Ilfosol.


001 Barbican architectural photography



002 Barbican architectural details



003 Perspective showing multiple vertical layering and perforate floor slabs



004 Architectural photography of one the public spaces.



005 Back alleys



006 Architectural planting



007 Facade rhythms



008 Underground service access



009 Communal gardens



010 Architectural compositions




This is the blog of Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit www.simonkennedy.net

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The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London. My website is www.simonkennedy.net


A beautiful private house and stair designed by Patrick Lewis Architects in Hampstead, North London. The detail and build quality of the stair in particular were pretty amazing.

A cooperatively sunny day and three very cooperative children made this an enjoyable shoot. These images will be appearing in the Sunday Times in the near future.


The main image, a multi-exposeure demonstrating the uses designed into the staircase:

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Back of the stair detail:

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Balustrade detail:

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Looking up at the staircase from the ground floor:
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Elevational view of the staircase. Technically a difficult shot, this is a stitch of two 5×4″ film negatives, the first showing the upper portion of the stair, the second the lower:

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Wide view of the bespoke staircase.

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Looking up through the staircase from the ground floor level.

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Staircase at first floor level.Architectural Photographer London


These were shot on large format film, 5×4″ Fuji Pro 160NS, using the Toyo VX125b, with Schneider 58mm f5.6 Super-Angulon XL, Schneider 72mm f5.6 Super-Angulon XL, Rodenstock 135mm f5.6 Apo-Sironar-S.


Simon Kennedy is a London Architectural Photographer

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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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