Fernando Carniel Machado
Photographic colour print of Canary Wharf bank buildings in London, UK, at blue hour. Unframed, unmounted, with borders.
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Print life: 40 years exposed to daylight, 80 years in archival conditions.
Date shot: 28th December 2015.
This is a rare view of London's financial area of Canary Wharf. Whilst living in the area, I was lucky enough to have this view from my bedroom window. One floor lower and this view wouldn't be available to me. Every night the lights of these buildings would be turned on floor by floor, which made me wonder how many people were working late hours in the financial sector. In this scene, buildings belonging to HSBC, Barclays, Citi Bank, KPMG and Bank of America can be seen, as well as One Canada Square, standing at 235 meters tall.
The choice of using a Kodak Metallic paper makes the metal building structures "pop", and also suits the subject of finances and banking. This metallic print is an extra smooth, medium gloss C-Type professional paper.