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Photo: London Swiss Re 'Gherkin' as space rocket

Category: London - Filename: LonSwissReRocket4509.jpg - Image ID no: 3654


Aidan O'RourkeTutor Aidan O’Rourke has built up a wide range of experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. He has taken the 'now' photos for Manchester Then and Now, Manchester United Then and Now and Liverpool Then and Now (Anova Books). 107 of his photos are featured in the book Rebuilding Manchester by Euan Kellie. He wrote the Q&A pages for the first 27 issues of Digital Camera Magazine. From July 2008 to April 2009, his gigantic Manchester Mega-Photo was displayed in the foyer at Manchester’s Urbis Museum. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.
London 

Swiss Re
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This is a rough draft of a image which transforms Sir Norman Foster's Swiss Re Building, more commonly known as 'the gherkin' into a space rocket. The image was made by copying the top half of the building, flipping it vertically and adding it to the bottom, removing nearby buildings, with the final addition of fins and a fire plume.

I was contacted by a designer who wanted to use a photo of the Swiss Re building for a poster in which it would be transformed into a rocket. I did this rough draft and sent it to him, but didn't hear back from him. I often find that modern buildings are most interesting when they remind us of other things,

Keywords

London, Swiss Re Building, gherkin, Sir Norman Foster, space rocket, digital montage

Title:
London Swiss Re 'Gherkin' as space rocket

Filename:
LonSwissReRocket4509.jpg

ID number:
3654

Technical details:
Nikon D100 digital camera Digital manipulation done in Photoshop

Date created:
2004-05-15

Copyright:
See title or image watermark

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