Life as a Commercial Photographer based in Melbourne Australia…
The Natural History Museum In London…
Architectural photography at the Natural History Museum
On a recent trip back to the UK I was able to visit the wonderful Natural History Museum in South Kensington on two separate occasions; the first very brief visit being to view the incredible Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, while on the second visit I was fortunate enough to be accompanied by my brother’s son Jack, as we conducted a mini photo essay of the marvelous building while catching up on the years that have passed.
It is interesting to note that the museum collection was originally a part of the British Museum, effectively founded in 1753 following the death of explorer Hans Sloane when the government of the day purchased his collection of over 71,000 specimens. In 1856 scientist Richard Own was tasked with curating the natural history collection, and so the idea of a separate building was established.
The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items, and while not all are on display it obviously would take many years of visits to appreciate it all; highly recommended however!
Images captured using the Canon 5DSR, 11-24mm F4L, 17mm F4 L T-SE, 24-70mm F2.8L II and the 70-200 F2.8L II