400 King William Street is one of my favourite Adelaide buildings. Designed by South Australian architectural practice Cheesman Architects, it is a great glass rectangular cube that changes dramatically as the sky changes, so it's always worth a look to see what is playing on the pure form of the building when you pass by. And it was a real pleasure to be commissioned late last year to photograph it inside and out. The client was a German advertising agency working for the new owners, an investment fund management company.
My contact at the agency told me that the photographs were for a brochure, and generously offered to send me a copy. It arrived yesterday - 206 bound A4 pages, that's a book where I come from, I think something was lost in translation - and all but two of the photographs in it are mine. Now my German is far from flash, so please don't ask me what the book is about, but I do like the pictures!
Love a double page spread, especially when it's my photograph...
This was chosen as the hero shot of the building. I had taken it a couple of years ago for myself, and it won the job for me, popping up in the German agency's Google search on '400 King William Street'.
This shot from the roof ended up on the front cover. Good view of the Federal Court building from this angle and in this light.
I was asked to photograph some beautifully designed interiors.
The brief I was given called for 'images showing reflections of clouds on the building'. Clouds are fairly difficult to wrangle, so it took a few visits to get them lined up in the right place at the right time. The client liked this one.
My favourite photograph of Victoria Square is also in the book, taken in early 2010 when I had access to the top of ANZ House to photograph a water tank installation.