London Photo Walks - Escapism

Escapism

Tate Modern, London - 2017

London in winter can be a sometimes unforgiving place. Lulled into a false sense of security by the trappings of public transport and cafes you forget how the cold can suddenly penetrate your skin with a gust of wind. Luckily the city is not short of incredible indoor spaces, giving much needed rejuvenation to cheeks and fingers alike.

The Tate Modern is one of these, its cavernous Art Deco shell hosting works from Picasso to Lichtenstein as well as numerous and constantly evolving temporary installations. Redevelopment of the oil tanks under the old power station as part of the building of a new wing have opened up even more opportunities for photographers in a building that now ties together multiple architectural styles.

This, the large spiral staircase down into the tanks is a personal favourite. Patience pays off down here, with the best photos coming from a space with minimal people in the shot. This particular photo is a stitch of 5 vertical frames to give the same view as a super-wide lens.

f.4.5

1/20s

400

18mm

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