In September 2016, I visited the Tate Modern (to celebrate my mum’s birthday!) and was captivated by the architecture within. I love the textures that can be expressed through something as simple as a wall, and how the materials tell some of the story of the building. The Tate Modern is an old power station and concrete is used extensively in the new parts as well as the old, but the textures and forms are wonderful. I only had my phone with me – an LG Nexus 4 at the time – so the following shots aren’t the sharpest or the cleanest, but they still capture the textures, light and shadow, and I really enjoyed taking and editing this series.
I really enjoy creating images that are stripped back to just light and texture, and where the subject may not be obvious. For the most part, these are just images of walls, stairs and ceilings – not the most inspirational subjects on the one hand, but when reduced to the simple shapes and textures, they carry a peaceful atmosphere. I particularly like how the sweep of the curved staircases carry your eye through the image.
The Tate Modern is a modern art gallery on London’s Bankside. As with most of London’s excellent galleries and museums, entry is free, and it’s well worth a visit. The majority of the above images were taken in and around “The Tanks” – an area of free exhibitions on the ground floor.