I was in London recently shooting some images on the Qatari-owned ‘The Shard’ for my Qatar image stock collection; the weather was a typical cold grey-sky winters day which is just perfect for grabbing collections of images with white skies that prove very attractive for editorial use as the capture below demonstrates. This particular image appeared as a double-page spread in ‘Funds Global’ magazine, one of Europe’s leading financial publications with a full-page rate of £5,000!

London is of course FULL of wonderful structures to photograph, you could spend a lifetime immersed in the city, and ‘The Shard’ is certainly another exciting addition to its skyline. London is currently embarking on an ambitious growth strategy, under eccentric Mayor Boris Johnson’s leadership, of allowing skyscrapers to creep up all over the place – the latest being the controversial ‘Cheese Grater’ as it has become known…

Along with the ‘Erotic Gherkin’ and the ‘Cheese Grater’ the British certainly have a tremendous sense of humour which I enjoy; at least ‘The Shard’ seems to have managed to retain some level of dignity, for now…?