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