Naoshima – Tadao Ando’s Concrete Walls

My last post featured some imagery from around the island of Naoshima in Japan. I was especially drawn in by the beautiful concrete walls which are a trademark of famous Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

As soon as you enter the first room in the Benesse House Museum you are instantly struck by the starkness of the concrete. The stairs spiral down and you are able to walk down in to the centre of the room. It’s really quite special and is something I wanted to convey with my photography. Whether I was able to do it sufficiently is another thing, but I still felt that this imagery was strong and powerful, both in colour and black and white.

30 January, 2018