South Norwood photographer’s night vision wins plaudits

Christopher Hope-Fitch captured colourful Croydon by night

A South Norwood-based architectural photographer, with a night-time image of a famous symbol of Croydon, has been named among five winners of Dark Corners, a competition run by the British Journal of Photography with the Museum of London.

Christopher Hope-Fitch, who regularly contributes images to RIBA and Getty Images, captured the colourful 50p-bit building – No1 Croydon – at night as part of the capital after dark brief.

“This shot of two classic, brutalist buildings in East Croydon is part of a wider project I’ve undertaken that aims to show brutalist architecture in a new light,” Hope-Fitch said when the results were announced yesterday.

“Taking advantage of the huge amount of colour detail that digital sensors are now able capture, along with the lights that illuminate modern cities and the deeply textured façades of brutalist buildings, I have been able to capture great contrasts within my photographs.”

Hope-Fitch’s work was chosen from a shortlist of 20.

The competition, organised by the Museum of London in collaboration with British Journal of Photography, invited practitioners to submit work exploring London at night. “From an intimate shot of Skepta, mid-performance at an underground club in Dalston, to a surreal still of brutalist buildings in Croydon, each winning image captures a different corner of the capital after dark,” the organisers said.

The five winning photographs will be exhibited at the Museum of London as part of London Nights – an exhibition which will explore the capital’s nocturnal happenings through the work of 50 renowned practitioners.

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1 Response to South Norwood photographer’s night vision wins plaudits

  1. Charles Calvin says:

    Wonderful photography putting Croydon on the map for all the right reasons.

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