Nothing impresses me more that a great building. We tend to take them for granted, but over the years i’ve come to realise that great architecture can improve the way we live our lives. One of the most impressive buildings i can think of is Gateshead’s The Sage featured in the photograph above. The Sage is a large venue that hosts concerts, events and conferences that has really made an impact, in a good way, on the landscape of Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne and the North East of England. It is a beautiful piece of architecture that really takes your breath away when you see it.
I want to do more architecture photography. I really enjoy the challenge of photographing a building, capturing its character and producing a photograph that sums up a building. I’ve got a few architecture photo projects planned for 2010 which should be fun. I’d like to do a mixture of old and new buildings just to keep a good balance. I’m certainly not someone who looks down with disdain on new architecture. Like all creative projects, the design has got to be right for the role and sadly some buildings tend to end up being more about design than functionality. One thing is for certain though, The Sage certainly fulfills all of the criteria for being a great building.