Wellcome Collection

29. January 2012

Hopkins Architects asked Richard to re-visit one of their older projects to try and capture the atmosphere of the Wellcome Collection entrance and cafe at dusk for a new Hopkins monograph. The building is situated on the Euston Road - one of the busiest roads in the UK. Having decided that the ideal time to shoot was in late January when the Christmas decorations had been removed and dusk fell during opening hours, Richard then calculated that the traffic light sequence provided a window of opportunity every 12 minutes. At the right moment, the people, the traffic, the ambient light levels all came together for the photograph to be taken.