Bank of England. Joiner created by Mark Murfitt © 2014 . All rights reserved.

Bank of England, London

Photographing the Bank of England joiner was quite tricky as I wanted to capture it when it wasn’t too busy (when there’s lots of people walking around in the shot, you often get the same person appearing several times…which can look a little weird), so I really had to bide my time, I think I must have waited several hours for the area to quieten down a bit before I was able to get started.

This joiner is quite over exposed in certain places, but I purposefully leave the image how it’s shot, it feels a little like cheating if I tweak the exposure in post production, I suppose it’s something to do with trying to keep the subject matter pure, maintaining it how it was shot on the day.
I can’t quite remember, but I have a feeling the weather was quite nice when this was shot, which to be honest is about the worst type of weather I prefer.. A joiner can look so much more dominating and commanding when there’s moody skies with turbulent clouds, it gives the picture real drama, I like to think almost like Turner-esk (for those that don’t know John Turner was an artist who painted the English landscape capturing the moodiness of the English weather in all it’s glory).

Viewing Instructions:

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– Sit back and enjoy the joiner as it was meant to be enjoyed!

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Picture particulars:

Dimensions: 6.38m wide by 4.13m high (21.25ft x 13.75ft)

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Song inspiration: Rock n Rolla soundtrack, I’m a man

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