Photographer Kane Hulse has trained his lens on the colourful corners of sun-bleached Marseille for his latest exhibition with Leica.
The South-London native has spent four years shooting the city’s unexpected architectural details and surprising geometries on 35mm.
Says the photographer: ‘Growing up in south london, I was surrounded by these amazing Brutalist structures. But when you come to Marseille, you have that, but with an incredible colour palette too. It’s a perfect recipe.’
Hulse paid special attention to Le Corbusier’s colossal Cité Radieuse and Fernand Pouillon‘s landmarks – but don’t expect to see these famous building in full relief. Instead, he’s cast their subtle features in starring roles.
‘I haven’t tried to capture the whole building,’ he explains. ‘I’m not showing an apartment or documenting the whole building. For me it about finding the segments, honing in on pieces, and playing with their angles and lines. I look for elements of the building – be it colour, or the style of its windows – and capture that segment on its own.
Marseille is on show at Leica Store City in The Royal Exchange until 30th August 2018.