Monday, 27 August 2012

Cinematic Geographies

From early September, I will be working as Research Associate (0.5) on a project called Cinematic Geographies of Battersea: Urban Interface and Site-Specific Knowledge. The project is jointly led by Prof François Penz (Principal Investigator), Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, and Dr Richard Koeck (Co-Investigator), School of Architecture, University of Liverpool. It also includes partners from English Heritage and the University of Edinburgh. I'm very excited about this and aim to post updates of the project on this blog as it progresses.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Defence Image Glitch

As prelude to a larger blog entry coming sometime in the near future which will look at the relationship between geology and defence architecture, I thought I would quickly post some snaps of Torås Fort, Norway taken in August. Actually, these photographs were originally NEF raw files but were partly scrambled by Adobe Bridge as it tries to make sense of images taken in B&W (but which had, for some reason, preserved the colour data). Does not compute…

After a couple very tense minutes, Bridge managed to unscramble the images but it gave me enough time to get these screen shots for their novelty value.

The irony here is that in attempting to remove the colour and concentrate on the formal aspects of the Second World War architecture and the very specific qualities of the local geology, I was blasted by psychedelic colour.