Hastings Pier wins RIBA Stirling Prize

Hastings Pier won Pier of the Year earlier, and now wins the coveted RIBA Stirling prize as well as the people’s vote. I documented part of the preparation for judging by the pier engineering team, on a very early morning shoot: http://nathan.photography/2017/09/hastings-pier-engineering/ More from the Hastings Pier Charity here.

Bailey, the pub cat, Brighton


Bailey, the cantankerous and marvellous beast that lives at Heart & Hand, Brighton. Instagram: @baileythepubcat

Hastings Pier

Hastings Pier engineering

Hastings Pier Engineer team have been up at the crack of dawn over the summer, doing work that can only be done at times the pier is not in public use. I joined them, after watching the sun rise over Hastings Castle, and a sky ribbed in pink and blue. Hastings Pier has won several major awards this year, including Pier of the Year, and a RIBA Award too. This is the newly cleaned deck building. The sides are clad from deck wood that made up the original pier before the fire. Scorch marks can clearly be seen. The original …

Glasgow, 1980

Currently shooting in Glasgow. These images by Raymond Depardon, from Magnum, have been a great insight into that time. The tower blocks are all gone now, including Norfolk Court*, that was blown up last time I was in Glasgow, last year. The shipbuilding industry, from being the world’s industrial centre, is decimated. There is still shipbuilding, but nowhere near the scale of the time. Part of Glasgow’s fabric is gone forever. The photos are bleak, but at times humorous. I don’t know what the brief was, but clearly it’s not to capture a wide social diaspora. They show social hardship, …

Lou Graves

White Rose

The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove. But I send you a cream-white rosebud With a flush on its petal tips; For the love that is purest and sweetest Has a kiss of desire on the lips. – John Boyle O’Reilly More from this shoot here.