Archive for the ‘Night Images’ Category

Tjuvholmen Developments, Oslo

January 18, 2012

On a cold winter’s evening after a day of photographing landscape architecture projects I was exploring the new developments on the south side of Aker Brygge at Tjuvholmen. A new hotel and gallery complex is dramatically forming. With only the surrounding ambient light and a few stray floodlights from the docks behind, some interesting results were achieved.


Italo Rota, Toy Building 1, Milan, Italy.

April 27, 2009

Whilst shooting an urban regeneration project at Varsine in Milan for Ove Arup I stumbled across this fascinating Futurist sculpture late one evening. It is Designed by Italo Rota and entitled Toy Building to commemorate the centennial of the Founding Manifesto of Futurism. Unveiled at 6.30pm on February 3rd 09 in the Piazza Duomo, it stands alongside Milan’s most recognisable architectural structure the Duomo Cathedral.

The instillation is complimented with a sound scape by DJ Spooky an American artist, that resonates from speakers hidden within the angular form. The sounds initially draw you in but soon become overwhelming with a range of voices and abstract noises layed on top of each other resulting in a disorientation and confusion.

Part of the Made Expo, it will remain in the Piazza until June 09.








Metropolitan Works, London.

February 10, 2009









This is an exciting new space that cleverly blends contemporary creative energy with advanced technology in a fascinating building. Metropolitan Works launched its new £4.5 million building last night with the opening of ‘Digital Explorers: Discovery’, a fascinating (and free!) new collection of works by nine leading artists, all created using cutting edge digital manufacturing techniques.

The building on Commercial Road, commissioned by London Metropolitan University from Cartwright Pickard architects, is a brand new manufacturing and workspace centre for budding creatives. It not only provides workshop space – worth its weight in gold in central London – but also and uniquely it gives access to technology previously only available to industry, specifically ‘digitally-controlled manufacturing’; such as laser cutting, water-jet cutting and rapid prototyping. The design of the building itself cleverly reflects the capabilities of the technology within – the top half clad in metal perforated sheets with the machine hall wrapped in beautifully patterned bespoke laser cut panels. 

The exhibition, which runs until 12th March, features offerings from Antony GormleyTimorous Beasties and Tord Boontje, all produced using the technology now available in the facility. According to Gormley, by using CNC (‘computer numerically controlled’, in case you didn’t know) routing to manufacture his metal sculpture he significantly reduced the 3-week production time and also achieved a more accurate result. As a collection, the show is a real eye-opener in terms of the impact that these new technologies will have on the future of art and design. 

The stated aim of the Metropolitan Works enterprise is to bring creative talents and manufacturers together, to enable innovation, and further promote London as a global centre for design. This new facility proves that its not all talk – by providing workspace, training facilities and state-of-the-art technology previously unavailable to artists and designers – as well as enhancing the networking potential which is so vital in the design industry.

Text by Blueprint Magazine.

Riverside South by Richard Rogers Partnership (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners), Canary Wharf, London

November 1, 2008

The site as of October 2008, photographed by Daniel Clements Photography ©2008. It was quite difficult to imagine the immense structures that will be towering over the city of London in the near future. At a grand height of 236m and 189m respectively, accomodating 45 and 36 floors.

This is how the finished project will look.

Map of the site.


Riverside South is the largest single office european development (around 300,000 sqft gross). It needs its own electricity substation.

The client, Canary Wharf Group, commissioned RRP to prepare development proposals for a high quality office development appropriate to the site and of a size to compliment the scale and density of Canary Wharf. The brief includes high quality public facilities at ground level along the river edge, with office, trading and ancillary support accommodation at the upper levels and parking, servicing and plant below ground.

Main Contractor : Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd

Service Engineer : Hilson Moran Partnership

Structural Engineer : Yolles Partnership Ltd


Here are some other views of recent finished projects around the site on Canary Wharf. I had the pleasure of enduring a fierce hail storm shower whilst creating these images, digital photography equipment and ice don’t go together very well !


Santiago Calatrava, Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande, (Fourth Bridge on the Canal), Venice, Italy

October 11, 2008

Here is my latest feature hot off the press. Patrick the Art Director at Blueprint bravely decided to opt for a Blueprint first in 25 years, with the gatefold cover. The main challenge photographing the structure was obtaining an interesting image that would function both in half and as a complete image, let us know what you think ?


Rolls-Royce graphic structures.

September 25, 2008


This is a selection of images shot for the Rolls-Royce / I P Huse partnership in Harøy, Norway. The collaboration produces the largest winches on the market and ships them all over the world. Daniel Clements Photography was commissioned to produce an alternative angle on the familiar structures for a 26 image corporate exhibition celebrating the structural achievements. 

Blessed by fantastic weather for the 2 day shoot it was a pleasure to escape from the chaos of London to the peace and tranquility of Norway.

Venice by Night

July 28, 2008

A last minute commission to Venice is always welcome. Especially when there’s a boat party to cool off after a couple of hard days shooting. Blueprint Magazine required another graphic front cover (the 3rd I’ve shot this year) for their October 2008 issue, the official 25th Anniversary Issue ! It’s going to be a bumper issue with lots of exciting new experiments, obviously exact detail are still top secret. The feature will be published on this site in September but for now you’ll have to make do with some night shots I created whilst recovering from the chaos of mid July in Venice.


Venician Piazza by night.

Venice I, Italy



Venice II, Italy


Venice III, Italy


Venice IV, Italy


Venice V, Italy


The Emerald Isle.

April 14, 2008

A well over due visit to ‘Northern Ireland’ and we were welcomed not with the lashing rain and threatening storms as expected,  but 5 glorious days of crystal clear blue skies, the perfect tonic after a winter in London.



The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

Desolate New York

February 18, 2008











The Campo Volantin Bridge ‘Zubizuri’, Bilbao, Northern Spain by Calatrava.

January 21, 2008





As with most of Santiago Calatrava’s works, the main materials are concrete and white steel, hence the name Zubizuri Bridge or White Bridge. It spans the Nervion river in a delicate curvy equilibrium. The bridge features a glass walkway – a device used again in his James Joyce Bridge in Dublin. Although a ferce debate has arisen regarding an extension by Arata Isozaki. The Japanese architect designed an extension to the 10-year-old footbridge to connect with his recently completed riverside housing development nearby. The court case has prompted discussion over whether a public building can be deemed a work of art.

Calatrava is renowned worldwide for his soaring, airy bridges, and, in the case presented by lawyers in Bilbao’s law courts yesterday, he claims that the new link “breaks the symmetry of the bridge, clumsily distorts the design… and damages the integrity of his work”. He is demanding €250,000 compensation and the dismantling of Isozaki’s extension, or, if the new link remains, – €3m for “moral damages”.

Initially ridiculed for “leading from nowhere to nowhere”, Calatrava’s footbridge is beautiful, but not exactly user-friendly. Its limpid glass floor tiles, designed to reflect the grey-green waters of the river Nervion that flow beneath, are notoriously slippery when wet. For 10 years residents and visitors have complained of skidding and tumbling.

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