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Honorable Mention BIFA 2020 Architecture / Buildings

Palau De Les Arts Reina Sofia Opera House, Valencia, Spain

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architecture / Buildings
  • Photographer
    Thomas Kane

If you are a music-lover then the Palau de les Arts is the place for you at the City of Arts and Sciences. From October to November, its programme includes operas, concerts, zarzuela and ballet. When not being used for performances, you can visit the building by booking in advance on the website. A number of years ago, when travelling to the airport by taxi to leave Spain for home, I caught a glimpse of this building. Shooting this image was my singular purpose in visiting Valencia

I am drawn to symmetry, beauty and tranquillity. When I compose a photograph I have a vision of the final image. Often it may contain much less than the actual scene photographed. If anything is central to my work it is the sky. Some days I get a strong feeling that the light and clouds may unite to form the picture I seek. My preferred colour space is Black and white in a minimalist fashion.