I was commissioned to produce a set of images for the Zeitz-MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary African Art) in South Africa of the abandoned grain silos (at Cape Town's working harbour) before they were turned into the modern museum building designed by Thomas Heatherwick. This particular image is my favourite and the leading image of the exhibition. My new found love of architectural photography was met with my years of being a wildlife photographer and I patiently waited several hours for a bird to fly into my window composition. I had the shot in my mind's eye and I had to get it! My wife eventually forgave me for being late for dinner. The image makes my heart feel light every time I look at it - the freedom of a bird in the derelict surroundings speaks to me of freedom and hope against the odds.
Hahnemühle FineArt German Etching Paper