Matt Reynolds at Redwood commissioned JOSEPH FORD to shoot a series with the new Mazda6. He is a huge fan of Brutalist architecture so loved spending a couple of days doing a tour of various iconic buildings with a very sleek car to photograph.
Together with Matt they visited a range of well-known and more obscure buildings in London and Birmingham, including the Barbican Estate, designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in the early 1960s. This made a great backdrop for the Mazda6, and they were able to capture the soaring towers reflected in the car’s roof.
Their trip to Birmingham took in the Church of Saint Thomas More, designed by Richard Gilbert Scott and completed in 1967. The stained glass is magnificent, with blues that reminded me of Chartres cathedral.