Reading’s architecture in B&W

Reading Town Hall in extreme B&W

Here is an extreme black and white image of one of Reading’s most recognisable buildings. I was in between shoots so took a wander around town and shot this one – Reading Town Hall.

I am always surprised by how we all walk past buildings without noticing them. I was in a building on Friar Street, Reading and looked out onto a lovely scene. It was very modern building against a solid blue sky and the lighting was superb. It couldn’t get my bearings but once outside, I started to pay attention to the lighting and buildings that were around me. I took a number of shots, all in colour and then I converted them into extreme black and white images. The blue areas are almost completely black and this helps to transform the image to another level. One of the most productive 30 minutes of photography that I have ever done.