Timothy Soar has an unerring eye”, says Norman Foster. “His photographs speak with more eloquence than any words can summon.” I would leave it there, and simply tell you to get to London, if you are able to, and see Architects in Practice, a gloriously revealing exhibition of Soar’s superb portraits of contemporary British architects at work in their studios.
But please indulge me, if only a little, for these photographs are not just a visual treat; and they are far more than straightforward, set-piece portraits, or beautifully lit records of architects’ studios. What they reveal – artfully and with a benign eye – is the image architects wish to present of themselves and of their craft, to the world. The results are touching, impressive, occasionally inspiring.
Jonathan Glancey, writing in The Guardian