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
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,
London, Swiss Re Building, gherkin, Sir Norman Foster, space
rocket, digital montage
Swiss Re 'Gherkin' as space rocket
Nikon D100 digital camera Digital
manipulation done in
See title or image watermark
Available as a print?:
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