Welcome to "The Brutalist"

My diary as I attempt to photograph as many Brutalist buildings as possible as I work towards the ARPS distinction with the Royal Photographic Society

Control for PS4 and XBox1
  • Date
  • November 28, 2019

Brutalism in video games

Here’s a rather entertaining video about the use of Brutalist architecture in a video game, “Control” for PS4 and XBox1, that was released earlier this year. Whilst there is (as you would expect) discussion of the game itself, there is a good portion of the video that covers the question “What is Brutalism”. If you …

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A Brutalist Laundrette at The Barbican

So What is Brutalism?

From Google’s Dictionary: brutalism /ˈbruːt(ə)lɪz(ə)m/ noun 1. cruelty and savageness. “exchanging one kind of social and economic brutalism for another is not what they had in mind” 2. a stark style of functionalist architecture, especially of the 1950s and 1960s, characterized by the use of steel and concrete in massive blocks. “the long, low, concrete-faced …

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The National Theatre. London
  • Date
  • November 20, 2019

…and so it begins

I was awarded my LRPS (Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society) back in March 2016 and was keen to move onto the next level – the ARPS (Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society), but, what with one thing and another I stalled and haven’t progressed this…until now. The number one priority for doing the Associateship …

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