Architect: Oscar Niemeyer


Oscar Niemeyer was a Brazilian architect whose works are considered key in the development of modern architecture. His explorations into the decorative potential of reinforced concrete was influential and innovative. Niemeyer was a key designer for the planned city Brasilia that became Brazil’s capital in 1960.

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The Cathedral, Brasilia. Stair case Brasilia

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As well as this work Niemeyer also worked on a range of other buildings that incorporate these clean lined, heavy and modern ideas. One of these is the International Cultural Centre in Aviles, Spain. A building that incorporates curves, lines and differing heights.

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International Cultural Centre in Aviles, Asturias, Spain, inaugurated 2011.

His buildings are beautifully modern and solid in structure. His style is distinctive and recognisable.

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Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil. Mondadori palace by oscar niemeyer in Milan, Italy.


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National Museum in Brasilia by Oscar Niemeyer. Oscar Niemeyer Round building.

Not only did Niemeyer design these spectacular buildings, he also worked with pattern and design to create various colourful, and black and white, patterned tiles. He worked with many colours, mainly blue and used shapes and lines to create tiles that can be put together in various layouts to create varying patterns.

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These are but a few of his designs, he was pretty great at what he did. Truly inspirational.


This mural was painted in his memory in Brazil in 2013 by Eduardo Kobra.

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Priory House

This week we’ve been busy shooting the idiosyncratic interiors and exteriors of Priory House and Oriental Brewhouse. A B&B based in Long Bennington, Lincolnshire, owned by Roger and Carole Lee. It offers many photographic subjects from dressed mannequins in the hallways to stag heads on the wall.

We are waiting for the rolls of medium format and 35mm film to be developed and in the process of editing the digital photographs but here is a sneak peak at the outcome of the shoot!


 Working with medium format on such a sunny day was a treat. Can’t wait to see how this one comes out!


The front of the house, again looking forward to how this one comes out on film.

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The spiralling wooden and gold staircase with bright coloured walls leads you up to the B&B rooms and collections of childhood toys.


The piano holds many other musical instruments, family photos and has a tiger skin draped over it!

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Owner Carole Lee is a fashion designer, mannequins pop up all over the house, some of them are wearing her designs and others are left to become part of the decor.

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Toys that once were used by their children now sit in the hallways creating interesting little still life scenes.

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More mannequins, these ones have become part of the garden, mixing with the tree and the foliage to create unique garden ornaments.


A rusty box full of old and new toys hidden in the garden.


And finally, a photo-bombing chicken.

Check back in a week and we’ll have the film images to show you too!

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