Light and shadow in the the Switch House
The last few weeks I’ve been getting excited about photography again (I also just got a new Fujifilm SLR to play with). So this week I went to the Tate Modern. And in particular, the new Switch House.
Like the original Tate Modern, the new building was created by architects Herzog & de Meuron. Its interior is made-up of beautiful wooden floors and curved concrete. It’s great for people watching, with lots of corners to hide and get lost in.
I love the lower ground floor as it’s so dark and brooding. Best of all, the design of the space encourages you to explore and move around. It means you see things from new angles, experiencing them in new ways. No standing in front of a painting rigidly, or ‘waiting your turn’ in a queue. It’s a space full of light, shadows and textures.
I’m still processing my photographs, so in the meantime, I’ve created a Pinterest board of some of my favourite Switch House images from Instagram (although I have snuck in a picture from my iPhone if you can spot it). Instagram is great for getting photography inspiration for popular spaces in London.
I’m going to leave you with a quote from Jacques Herzog about the Switch House: “It should be like a cathedral, with these smaller areas where you can be in a more intimate side section, but feel part of a bigger whole.”