Charlie Waite on Edwin Smith

Charlie Waite chooses Edwin Smith’s photograph of the Tulip Staircase at Queen’s House to discuss the elements that make up good architecture and architectural photographs.

The image and a longer version of this interview appears in the exhibition ‘Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith’, open from 10 September to 6 December 2014 at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London. Entry is free.

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Image: Tulip Staircase, Queen’s House, Greenwich, London, 1970
(© Edwin Smith / RIBA Library Photographs Collection)

Interview recorded in 2014 at the National Theatre, London



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