Morning Light - National Theatre & Fuji XT-2

Denys Lasdun’s brutalist icon The National Theatre, completed between 1976 and 1977, is one of most interesting 20th century buildings in London. Photographers such as Rory Gardiner have highlighted the mesmorising play of light on the building’s concrete forms and it has long been a goal of mine to try and witness this. Going out early one saturday morning to catch the building between blue hour and golden hour revealed the dramatically changing tones and impression of the raw concrete. While the north facing facade is cast in grey shadow the flanking walls turn an ephemeral white which is otherwordly. If you are ever up early enough to be out for blue hour in the captial this building should not be missed.

The National Theatre was designed by Denys Lasdun while its refurb and extension was completed by Haworth Tompkins in 2015

All photos taken on Fujifilm XT-2 with a mixture of the Fujinon 23mm f2 and Fujinon 35mm f1.4 lens.