Just seen the designer, Steve Legge’s post on Facebook about a client’s website he’s been working on. Steve is the brains behind One Hat Design: http://onehatdesign.com
This page: http://rosedalebrickwork.com/project/third-project/ shows my photographs of brickwork detail and an exterior of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, which Steve commissioned me to photograph for his client Rosedale Brickwork, during construction, to capture the incredible craftsmanship of the bricklaying. There was a certain urgency about the shoot because it was just a matter of time before the bricks were hidden by decoration. It’s really hard to gauge the epic scale of this dome, unless you happen to be driving along Marston Road in Oxford. I don’t think you’ll need to have the new Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies pointed out. I took the shot lying on my back in the dust of a typical construction site – nothing if not determined.
By sheer coincidence, I was back at the new Centre a few days ago, while covering a conference: the OCIS Roundtable 2015, at Ditchley for the Centre themselves. The delegates took the opportunity to have a tour of the building, which is finally due to be commissioned in the Autumn of 2015. I took a snapshot during the walkabout, of the dome as it is now. The comparison is interesting and I’m sure Rosedale are delighted that not all their workmanship is hidden. Be sure to click on the photos to see ‘the bigger picture’, if you like that sort of thing.