Photographing 30 St Mary Axe, affectionately known as “The Gherkin” due to its unusual shape, is something I’ve been wanting to do ever since returning to London last Summer. The iconic 180m tall skyscraper in the heart of the City of London was designed by Sir Norman Foster and has recently become Britain’s most expensive office building after recently being purchased for a staggering £630million.
Rather than just shooting the building with a wide-angle lens and capturing conventional architectural photographs, I wanted to do something a little bit more creative. Therefore, I set myself a challenge of only using my 50mm 1.4 prime lens on my full frame camera. The abstract nature of the building makes capturing reflections relatively easy and it was fun to play around with different compositions as twilight approached.