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Architectural Photography: Cityscapes
       
     
Architectural Photography: Cityscapes

A collection of Alex's cityscape and skyline photography.

While much of my architectural photography work focuses upon capturing images of individual buildings and their more immediate surroundings, I do occasionally, when time permits, try to capture the bigger picture. Photographing cityscapes and skylines addresses the wider context of the changing architectural make-up of a city and its impact on those that experience it over time. 

Most of the images in this collection focus on London and document its rapid transformation from a predominantly low-rise city into one that rapidly embraced high-rise towers to accommodate increased demand and to maximise profits on high land values. With this constant evolution of the skyline it means that even when returning to the same location again and again there will always be something new to capture.

For images sales or to request prints of any of these photographs please contact Alex.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

West London Skyline
       
     
West London Skyline

Photograph of West London's skyline viewed from Shepherd's Bush looking out towards Vauxhall.

In the foreground of this photograph you can see the many chimneys adorning the top of Wormwood Scrubs Prison exhaling their misty vapours on a chilly winter morning in West London. In the far distance the silhouette of St George Wharf Tower, located in Vauxhall, is just about visible. This view will no doubt be radically altered in the coming years as Vauxhall, a designated area for tall buildings, experiences rapid redevelopment with many of its redundant brownfield sites being handed over for new residential developments.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

 

Industrial London Skyline
       
     
Industrial London Skyline

Photograph of a barley visible London skyline on a cold winters morning.

Shrouded in an early morning fog and frost, London in this photograph looks particularly reminiscent of its industrial past with the large chimneys in the foreground bellowing out smoke into a dense sky of indeterminate grey. The city, in the far distance appears transient as if fading from view, the peak of Renzo Piano's Shard skyscraper just about visible, puncturing a gathering of sullen cloud. In the foreground, several early morning walkers brave the frosty pastures of Wormwood Scrubs Park.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

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