A recent assignment at my photography course was to produce a series of pictures as an homage to Alexander Rodchenko the Russian photographer whose work was distinguished by his use of extreme angles. You can find out more about him in this Telegraph article.
I took photos on two separate occasions both involving trips to London. On the first occasion I only had my iPhone with me on the second I had my DSLR.
I started off while still on the train and as Rodchenko used a combination of photography and graphic art in his work I reckoned I could utilise my favourite 'brushstrokes' app.
I liked these diagonals on the diagonal!
and the rather Lowry-esque people viewed from above. Time to leave the station though, next stop Stratford City with another picture taken from above this one has benefitted from Brushstrokes too1
the final picture from this shoot is one of chairs piled up inside a restaurant - I love the colours in this
On to the second part of the task this time using my DSLR agin in London but this time the station is St Pancras rather than Waterloo. I had been really excited about shooting at St Pancras which is an amazing, almost cathedral like, building.It seemed difficult to get good shots though - there always seemed to be some barrier in the way that I wasn't tall enough to see over!. Rodchenko was a big fan of lying on the ground and taking shots looking up, but I somehow couldn't see myself doing this on the station concourse not least because I wasn't sure I would be able to get up again unaided!
I like the way the change in angle on this clock makes it look as if you are looking down on it rather than up at it.
My favourite photo of the shoot was taken just outside the station looking over at a building with bright mural. I would be interested in your thoughts on Rodchenko - I'm not sure I'm entirely a fan!