Abito, Salford Quays

April 12, 2011 Filed under: 2000s, Residential by BDP Comments Off

Placed 20th in the Placebook vote of favourite buildings by BDP
Photographer of many BDP buildings, Sanna Fisher-Payne wasn't expecting the second of BDP's Abito projects to be quite so striking

I’m surprising myself with this nomination, I never thought I would find concrete so seductive. I’ve always been a lover of all things wood, I blame my Finnish mother for that. I was sent to Abito on a photo shoot and a surprising thing happened when I walked through the doors and stood in the atrium.

WOW, now that is a lot of concrete! I found myself smitten by the simplicity and boldness . I didn’t mind that fact there was no wood in sight. It was impossible not to be bowled over.

The building is a photographers dream, it excites the lens. It is almost impossible to take a bad shot. The flats are perfect city crash pads. It’s bijou living at its finest.


BDP photographer Sanna Fisher-Payne began her professional career specialising in close-up studio work. Since joining BDP, her work has been featured on the front covers of many industry publications, and she is also known for her photography of lighting installations and the Guerrilla Lighting events.