Building recognition

I was excited to learn that one of my photographs on Flickr had been chosen to appear in a recent issue ofBuilding, which is the UK’s best-read, most-established magazine in the construction industry, reaching over 125,000 professionals every week.

It’s always good to get a little recognition, especially with photography as it’s a hobby of mine that I’m really passionate about. I spend much of my free time taking photos, with the best of them shared on Flickr. Which is also a great place to find inspiration from the many excellent images uploaded by people around the world. Also on Flickr, adding photos to groups can be a great way for others to find your work, and it was because of this that my photo was noticed.

Building magazine has a Flickr group that I often upload architectural images to and that week I was lucky enough to have one of my pictures chosen to appear in the magazine.

Building magazines on table

Building magazine covers.

Page from Building magazine.

Building magazine page that my photo is featured on.

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

Original photo of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, as it appears on Flickr.

The actual photo was taken whilst on a trip to Valencia in Spain. The City of Arts and Sciences is the main landmark there, which is an avant-garde and futuristic complex. The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía is one structure within the complex and is the subject of my photo. The architecture there is amazing and a real treat for photographers, I would definitely like to return in the future to take more shots.

Achieving even a small amount of recognition can go a long way, as the encouragement it gives makes the time and effort put in seem even more worthwhile. Not that I only take photos for that reason, it’s just an added bonus – especially when it’s one that results in a photograph I’ve taken appearing in a magazine. To have something I love to do acknowledged is a great feeling, one which I will hopefully experience again in the future.

About the author

Paul Galbraith is a logo and brand identity designer, working with startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK, USA and beyond.