Entry Title: "London Tower Bridge"
Name: William Batsford , Italy
Category and Expertise: Bridges, Non-Professional


Entry Description: I had to plan this shot quite carefully, and wait for a combination of good weather and low tide (because the Thames is tidal, I had to wait for the low tide to get right under the bridge). I cut it rather fine because the Thames rose much quicker than I thought and I ended up getting wet up to my knees.

About the Artist:

I was born in Canada and grew up in Canada and England. I studied Mechanical Engineering in England and in France before moving to Paris where I worked as an Engineer. I then moved to Rome to learn Italian before moving to Milan, where I currently live and work. I use both Large Format wooden cameras and digital cameras for my photography. I am quietly content with the balance in old and new technologies: wood, leather, darkcloth, counting exposures, GPS, histograms, ETTR. With a digital camera you can go almost anywhere to take photographs but heavier, less travel friendly, Large Format cameras keep architecture straight, an important aspect of much of my city photography (see Apertura22.com).