I like to believe I’m not alone in having photographic ‘habits’. Setting exposure to the left is one; making a beeline for certain subjects while emitting a characteristic “Oooh!” is another. But habits are there to be broken – OK – put aside for a while.
So last week I put aside the making a beeline for any abandoned or derelict buildings which come into sight and took the cameras to the theatre. Several hours wandering the altogether contemporary and very much inhabited space reminded me how the many materials used in such edifices – glass, metal, marble, wood, stone, textile – come into their own within the constructed geometry of columns and curves, surfaces and reflections, spheres and repetitions.
Even in the darkness of the empty main auditorium – the play was of light.