2010 Winners & Finalists
Elementsby Jim Dunn
A Taste of Summerby Paul Stephenson
The photograph depicts The London Eye in its wider context as a backdrop and focus for that vast London pleasure beach which is the South Bank. Wherever you see it from, it adds to the landscape and draws you in. Here, the London Eye forms the backdrop for children at play in the fountains.
I’m currently studying for a degree in photography at the OCA and I’m very interested in people and their interactions with the built environment. In this water play area, for instance, it was interesting to follow how parents and children use the play area, some parents encouraging their children to participate and get soaked whilst others would discourage their children to get “messy”, likewise the children were either tentative or completely up for it. The South Bank is always a favourite area of mine because of the combination of culture, play and entertainment which caters for a vibrant mix of Londoners, tourists and business people, all this and wonderful buildings, old and new lining the Thames. I was particularly pleased with this image as I think it presents a new and alternative view of an iconic structure.
Bamboo Slumby Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
I chose to shoot this place because I love how innovative the houses are. To me, the art of building is all about creating a structure which suits both the people and the environment.
Beauty in Decayby Jeremy Gibbs
Earthen Architectureabhijit dey
Esplanade BridgeDeclan Prendiville
Flooding by DesignPaul Stefan
His First Building, Aged 11Phil Goodwin
Tom has recently developed a passion for building. It’s not something he has always been into - except for when he was a little baby and he had a passion for diggers. I heard about the competition from my uncle, who works in the building industry and is a keen amateur photographer.
I didn’t so much choose the subject of this photograph as have it thrust upon me. I had just arrived in Hong Kong and woke up with jet-lag at about 4am to be greeted by that sight out of my window. I could hardly believe how beautiful it looked and straightaway reached for the camera.
Ode to EscherMick Ryan
The image is of an old abattoir building in Shanghai, China which was built in 1933. I was taken aback by its peculiar architecture and surreal atmosphere. As well as an architectural photographer
Vanishing PointAndré Boto
Zaragoza Delicia StationWojtek Gurak
I tend to call myself an architectural traveller. I usually research the places I intend to go, searching for architectural gems which could be worth visiting. I’m a big fan of the clean, contemporary, often white, architecture which can be found right across Spain and I was therefore delighted by the gleaming façade of the Delicias Station.