Let’s start with the weather, this was the day that everyone was calling ‘the hottest’ and that was my experience too.
It’s been a delight to work with Yorkshire based clients Pod Space throughout the years and this was yet another aspect of their folio. I can’t say it better than them so:
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The brief was to capture some of their recent commissions in and around the Gloucester area, by shooting three in a day we minimised travel costs and getting in there at the end of term meant that there were reduced child-protection issues and minimal disruption to the schools themselves.
Each site was very different and although a hot day the light was changing from minute to minute. The shots were taken with an understanding that the client would ‘crop and tweak’ to suit their needs. The classrooms were ‘as found’ rather than beautified. That said I will admit to being quite overcome by what a beautiful learning environment these buildings had clearly become, as a parent I would have been pleased to know my children were in these classrooms and in a previous life as a teacher I can see that they would have been great places to teach in.