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Michael Hart Fine Art

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

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I was in London, one of my favorite places and one of the 40 or so times I have been there. I started out on a ‘London Walks’ tour, and I highly recommend them. Check their schedule, you can find any number of different walks that will interest you, led by knowledgeable guides.

Anyway, this particular evening, after our first pub stop, I started lagging behind as I was “seeing” images that I wanted to capture. Next thing I knew, I had lost the group. A quick search where I THOUGHT they might have gone was fruitless, so I was truly on my own and free to wander where I wanted.

I soon found myself at the south end of the Millennium Bridge, which crosses The Thames from just a few blocks away from St. Paul’s Cathedral and ends on the other side of the river in Bankside. 

Now, I initially found myself on the end of it, capturing the dome of St. Paul’s looming over London City. You can find one of those images elsewhere on my site. But then I turned around, and just wow! The brick facade of The Tate Modern, which is actually an old power station wonderfully repurposed for a museum, was dead in front of me. And in the lower right of my field of vision-and soon my camera frame-was a three-section window to the floor, behind which, bathed in the warm glow of the tungsten lights, was a solitary figure, working away at a table, wearing a bright red top. Meanwhile, the two banks of five vertical windows, above him and on the left side a central section of bricks, reflected the blue of the twilight sky. It was as if someone had painted a scene right in front of me.

Two scenes for the price of one at the same location. Not for the first time did I find another photo simply by turning around and looking the other way.

And it confirmed that losing the group was the best thing that could have happened to me that evening.

This image was in APA Los Angeles’ “Off The Clock” Exhibition in 2018, and also in The Southeast Center for Photography’s “Color” Exhibition in 2018.

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