Bronze TOKYO-2019 Architecture / Interiors

Heart of Darkness

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Interiors
  • Photographer
    Katherine Young
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D800, 16-35mm F/4, Various Settings
  • Photo Date
    2015

This series of photographs was taken on the London underground and depicts escalators and stairs of various tube stations around the city. I was fascinated by the architecture of each of those stations and since all are deep under the streets of London and none of them receive any natural light, by the way they are illuminated with artificial lights. I used low key black and white processing to stress their industrial / futuristic architecture and to create a haunting mood in my photo.

Katherine Young is a fine art photographer currently based in London. Her interest in photography started at an early age however it has only been in the last four years that Katherine took her hobby more seriously. Katherine’s real passion is black-and-white photography as she feels that monochromatic images have a surreal and timeless quality which leaves a striking impact on the viewer. Without the distraction of colour, the photograph looks cleaner and reveals the very soul of the subject.