Adela Campbell

Photography + Creative Direction
Lives and works between London and Barcelona


Shel(l)ters, 2018

A series of cyanotypes studying the relationship between seashells and architecture.
The concepts explored in this project originated from an interest in the shape and form of objects; the mathematical structure and skeleton behind them. A key reference was ‘On growth and Form’ by D’Arcy Thompson where he studied the evolution in the form of living creatures, and in some cases comparing these to architectural structures, such as the arch shaped spine column of a quadruped animal, and bridges.

Looking into the relationship between manmade and natural objects, Shel(l)ters creates a link between three buildings in London and three clams, exploring their structural similarities.