Last weekend I had the privileged of working with the Architecture Centre in Bristol on their event Bristol Open Doors Day event, an event that has been running since 1993 and one I remember attending when I was younger with my mum. This is in part why I had sent them an email, I had loved the festival when I was younger and always remembered it as being a great way to explore the city and I am eager to take more photographs in the centre of the city so I was delighted when the Architecture Centre asked me to a meeting to talk about coming on board!
I was very happy to find that the architecture centre are a wonderful group of people and have superb taste in coffee houses, who could want more! So we sat down and went through what we wanted from the event and how the images were going to be used. This is always helpful for me, although I may be given a brief in previous jobs, to know what the images are actually going to be used for I can shoot with the space around the image in mind.
The brief for the weekend was to go to a few select locations across the city over the four days and document people interacting with the locations and the activities organised at them. Alongside this I was required to document the buildings and their relationship to their surroundings putting the whole festival in to context.
I am really happy with the results of the weekend, managing to visit 25 locations and getting to see behind the scenes of the Colston Hall, stand on top of the St Stephen’s Church Tower, see behind the scenes at the BBC, learn about puppetry and tour around a dance studio that was once a hot bathing area! It truly was a wonderful weekend and I got so many wonderful images. Below are a short selection of the images I captured over the weekend.