'The Archive'This was an accidental find; I was asked to photograph the exteriors of a building and while I was scouting for the most gratifying angle, I found this hidden, yet incredibly photogenic place. It's a narrow gap between the building's glazing and its outer shader skin which is supported by an elaborate grid of pillars. White dots in the distance are found at the 44th floor where the open to the sky. That's exactly 154 meters from where I was standing.My hope was to capture the claustrophobic atmosphere of this very futuristic looking void which looked like a set of 'The Matrix'. I also wanted to communicate the immensity of this space while maintaining the overbearing density of the support columns in the way I experienced them.I chose to shoot with Canon 50mm f1.2L mounted onto Canon 5D Mk2. The reason why this lens was a perfect choice was because of its natural field-of-view and compression of space. This image looks and feels extremely close to what it was like to be there.RAW image was corrected in Lightroom 4.4 for optical distortions. I've also pre-sharpened it and tweaked the White Balance. With so many sharp and slanted lines, sharpness and contrast were very important. 16-bit TIFF file was exported to Photoshop CS 5.1. Primary grading was accomplished with Photoshop's colour-correction tools and Viveza 2.

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