At the end of May, I went to a music festival in Belfast with my dad and his partner. The festival was located on the slipways where the Titanic was originally built:
BELFAST // INDUSTRIAL // ABSTRACT
Here are the crane shots that I took before the festival, located near the Titanic slipways. These twin ship building gantry cranes, named Samson and Goliath, are icons of Belfast, and a nod to the city’s industrial history. The H & W stand for Harland and Wolff, the heavy industrial company that historically built the Titanic and her sister ship, the Olympic. I decided to focus on perspectives that produced abstract compositions. The lines drawn by the cables and the near isometric projections of the gantry and the overseer’s cabin create cubism-esque pieces. The primary colour palette of the crane along with the clear sky, made for an interesting assortment of vivid yellows, reds and teal.
BELFAST // ARCHITECTURE // ABSTRACT
The Titanic Centre, located on the slipways of Belfast, pays homage to the bow of the great vessel. Whilst most photos would want to contain the entire building, and ground it to the landscape, I was more interested by the shapes that it cut into the sky, drawing parallels to how the ship would have cut through the water. And perhaps that cloud pays homage to the infamous iceberg.