Stark Elevations is the best thing I’ve ever done. As my final project for GCSE Art, I put together a short-run book/magazine about brutalist architecture. It came together in just over a fortnight – from coming up with the concept to getting the final copies in my hand. I spent a Saturday in London with my dad’s old Pentax ME Super, three rolls of film and three brutalist landmarks in mind: Trellick Tower, the Royal National Theatre, and the Barbican. I had no idea how to design or print a book, or the difference between film transparencies and negatives (as I discovered to my horror when I arrived in Brixton only to discover that my film developer of choice didn’t do the former), and so naturally I’m desperate to make a sequel and re-apply all that making this one taught me.
The following pictures are select ones from the book – unedited, because I lost the USB stick that had all the dust-photoshopped, colour corrected versions of them. If you’d like an actual copy – the full thing is 44 pages long – I might attempt to put them on sale on this website. Or not.