Urban & Architecture Photography


Great Glasgow photo locations: Charles Rennie Mackintosh at House for an Art Lover

Based in Bellahouston Park, House for an Art Lover was originally designed in 1901 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for entry to a German design magazine competition.  The house was eventually completed in 1996 and using original designs and other completed buildings by Mackintosh as inspiration.

House for an Art Lover Interior Music Room

I normally like to visit this sort of venue to photograph the interiors, looking for abstract images or floral shots.  This was a lucky coincidence for me as the exterior of the building is showing signs of damage and is in need of upkeep so exterior shots of the building were not really possible.

House for an Art Lover Interior Glass Flower Bowl

Not to worry, the interior is well worth the £4.50 entry fee.  The music room, which leads on to an exterior terrace, is spacious and ripe for photographing using the light flooding in from the large terrace windows.  Other rooms are are a bit darker but equally photographable as long as you use a fast lens – a 35mm would give ideal width for most rooms and allow a lot of light where required.

The House is well worth a visit and there are also ample opportunities for photographs in Bellahouston Park should you have time to kill.

More information: House for an Art Lover