London Underground's architecture: photographer Will Scott's incredible images of the Tube's best stations

Beautiful shots of stations that go from art deco to Vi

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The London Underground is one of the wonders of world.
 
Not only does it ferry 1.37bn people to the farthest reaches of western Europe’s biggest city every year, but it’s also spurred the creation of world class engineering, design and architecture. 
 
One man who appreciates this is photographer Will Scott. Recently, he’s been  documenting the incredible buildings of the network in his project, Architecture Of The Underground.
 
“I’ve been shooting the series on and off for about two years now,” says Will. “I’m not going to do every station but hoping to get a cross-section from different eras.”
 
The photos are beautiful: crystal-clear images of stations from every age of the network, going from ornate Victoriana to stark art deco palaces in the outer reaches. 
 
“The idea for the series came from me ending up at Arnos Grove station one day,” he says. “I’d never seen it before and was just blown away by the building. I started doing some research and saw that it had never really been documented in the way that I wanted to do it, coming from an architectural photography background. So I applied for a permit and that was it!”
 
The result is some of the best photos Umbrella has ever seen of the Tube: a fitting tribute to the oldest – and still the best – subway in the world. 
 
“It’s a worldwide design icon but probably isn’t properly appreciated by Londoners,” he says, “which is understandable as no one enjoys a commute. However, I’m hoping to draw attention to some of the lesser-known stations.”
 
One look at his photos shows he’s done just that. 
 
You can see (and buy) Will’s beautiful prints here: http://bit.ly/2yclZcY







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