Winter Illuminations

As darkness falls across the land
and the midnight hour is close at hand
illuminated brilliance comes to light
to amuse you through the night

(Adapted from MJ’s Thriller)

And that’s the nice thing about London. Plenty to see and do, even on those cold, wintery nights. We had fun capturing these photos of art installations across London, despite the sub-zero temperatures! The photos cover work exhibited in two different light festivals we went to see – Lumiere London 2016 and Winter Lights 2017.

There’s a story behind each art installation. I’ve not included it here, but you can take a look on their websites if you’d like more information. I have to say some of the installations are pretty impressive. A favourite of mine was ‘Bit.Fall’ by Julius Popp. The website description of the installation is: ‘An ever-changing cascade of words derived from a live newsfeed on The Times website falls down in a wall of water.’ I thought this was a rather clever idea.

To be honest, even without light festivals, there are plenty of artistic opportunities to play around with light. We finally had a chance to give our tripod a go and take some long exposure photos. I’ve included two of my favourite snaps right at the end. I can’t wait to get out and take some more of these. It was so much fun! I think we can definitely say this is just a taste of things to come.

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London Lumiere Festival
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1.8 London. Suspended over Oxford Circus
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Constantly changing colours
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Ovo, Montgomery Square
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My true form. Shh don’t tell anyone!
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Bit.Fall, Canary Wharf
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Water Wall, Canary Wharf
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Water Wall, Canary Wharf
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Sanctuary, Brown Hart Gardens
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I Haven’t Changed my Mind in a Thousand Years, Piccadilly Arcade
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Les Luminéoles, Regent Street
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Our own artwork. London Eye, Southbank
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One more. Big Ben, Westminster
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