The Art of Building
Thursday 15 July 2010
"Photography is all about humanity", he starts, "how we choose to live, how our environment affects us and how we affect our environment."
An award winning photographer in his own right, Matt Wain knows a bit about taking a decent shot.
Starting out with a rudimentary Olympus compact at the age of 10, Matt's passion for imagery and the imagination it can bring has taken him all over the world, but his appreciation of the basics is as strong as ever.
He continues, "for me a great shot is one that invites you to look into it, which challenges you and shows you something unexpected."
That's the crux of The Art of Building photography prize, of which this year Matt is a judge.
Now down to 12 finalists, the competition is a celebration of the unseen, the buildings we use and the shedding of new light on everyday structures.
Run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and open to both professional and amateur photographers, the prize is a great platform for innovative digital photography.
With the winner announced on Monday, we thought we'd take a look at the final shortlist.
Click HERE to launch our guide to the 12 finalists
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