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Beautiful Brutalism featured on Divisare



Lovely to see that a few projects from my ongoing Beautiful Brutalism photography work have been featured on Divisare a unique archive of contemporary architecture on the web with emphasis on great design and photography. My images of the National Theatre, Murray Edwards College and Leatherhead Theatre were published on their Journal 158, please scroll down to title Beton Brut to view. Prince Street Car Park, Leatherhead Theatre and Murray Edwards College were featured on their homepage.

Prince Street Car Park, Bristol was also featured on their Instagram feed too!

The site boasts some of the great architectural photographers working today so feel very proud my photographs are amongst them.

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