Waterloo Bridge by Bo Lutoslawski
Waterloo Bridge is bridge crossing the River Thames in London, between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge, named after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This is a second bridge of this name: the first Waterloo Bridge was dismantled as it became unstable and the current Waterloo Bridge was opened in 1945.
I often worked for near-by the South Bank Centre as a free-lance photographer, had a few exhibitions there and came to many concerts at the Royal Festival Hall and plays at the National Theatre, which is close-by.
I loved walking across this bridge and stopped many times to admire the richness of townscape around me: Westminster, the South Bank, London Eye, the City of London and Canary Wharf further away. The ambience of that view changed at various times of the day and night, coloured by an unpredictability of weather and traffic.
This portrait of a dancer is my homage to the Waterloo Bridge, a passage from South to the North, from vibrant, modern culture to established theatres of Strand and beyond.