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).
To view this joiner at it’s best, do the following
– Plug in headphones
– Hit the play button on the audio player below
– Sit back and enjoy the joiner as it was meant to be enjoyed!
Dimensions: 6.38m wide by 4.13m high (21.25ft x 13.75ft)
Song inspiration: Rock n Rolla soundtrack, I’m a man