If good photographers capture the mood of an era, great photographers help create it. Three photography greats were at the centre of the Swinging London scene throughout the 1960s. David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy were all native, working-class Londoners, and the city in which they worked was a continual source of inspiration.
In the summer of 2010, photographer Jeffrey Martin spent three days at the top of Centre Point, capturing what was then the highest-resolution panoramic view of any city ever taken.
If you don’t know Richard Seifert, the architect behind Centre Point, the chances are you know some of his buildings. Over the course of a distinguished career, he designed more buildings in London than Sir Christopher Wren. Here are a few of them.
Look at any early picture of Centre Point and you will notice something is missing: its name. The addition of the lettering at the top of the building came several years later, as the result of much persistence from developer Harry Hyams.