I had a nice commission recently to photograph a barn conversion on the Dorset coast. I was given the original job back in April but the lack of good and predictable weather meant that it didn’t happen until June. Luckily most clients would rather wait for appropriate weather to get the images they want. I think this shot is a great example of the ability of photography to create great narrative. I wanted to create an image that showed how the building fitted in with its surroundings, the surrounding wheat fields reflecting the barns past life. I chose to photograph it at night to allow me to draw out the stylish and minimalist interior to the exterior space.
Technically the image was really tricky. I needed several exposures of up 30 seconds to make it work and the 35 mph onshore winds meant I needed a few goes to get it right. In the end I had to spend nearly an hour and a half in the middle of the night waiting for the right light on this damp hillside being battered by the wind with only a couple of rabbits for company.