One of the best things about working in London is the architectural innovation and the chance to shoot in a built up environment with so many iconic landmarks. One such occasion for us was visiting Two Fifty One on Southwark Bridge Road. This new development has that almost space-age feel to it, and the perfect weather complemented the facade, and comes with spectacular views of the fabulous London skyline.
Here's what we got up to...
We had some really dramatic skies when we visited this location, with the strong winds causing the shot to change every few seconds. We love how the blue reflects off one side of Two Fifty One, and the moody grey on the other is so atmospheric.
On the one hand, shooting high rise buildings in heavily urban areas can be tricky because there frequently isn't enough space to get the full structure into perspective. But on the other, we get to play around with angles that show off the imposing nature of the edifice, and, in this case, of the geometric architecture.
And, of course, we get to appreciate the stark contrast of aeroplanes and helicopters across the skies, which provide a nice juxtaposition.
And onto those fantastic views! Can you spot St Paul's Cathedral?
Swivelling round to the right, we take in the Walkie-Talkie and the Cheesegrater (a.k.a 20 Fenchurch Street and 122 Leadenhall Street)
Great contrast of old and new - Here we see the Westminster on the right and the ever-dominant London Eye, which when night falls is lit up and really makes the London skyline.
And let's finish up with the imposing Shard, standing 309.6m tall, comprising 95 storeys. Not a bad view to be greeted with in the morning!