On Sunday 15 November, the inauguration of Timeless Elegance, new Christmas Lights design by ATC Lighting Design was organized at the iconic street of the British capital, Regent Street. The Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Dodd, played a musical piece by Pierre Mussche from Musicom, composed specially for the occasion. Grand opening was followed by a party held at Lights of Soho gallery. Clearly, this event was all about the lights!
Natan and I were thrilled to be part of it. We spend 3 evenings capturing the beauty of newly installed lights. I was happy to be given free hand in stylistics and presentation. It meant I could try some “creative” things with long exposure by capturing light left by passing vehicles and freezing time into one frame.
In terms of light design, it looked amazing. Every hour, visitors could see an exclusive compilation of video projections and programmed lights that broth the sculpture to life. They create feeling of the sky full of stars under busy London street. This ambitious dynamic installation is also designed to evolve in time to reflect the brand values of Regent Street and convey its atmosphere of glamour during the festive period until 2017. The lighting scheme is based on the combination of video projections, dynamic pixels, tinsels of light and LED screens integrated into the decoration. The largest elements of the composition serve as the projection surface for the scenography and unique video content.
It all look really good. I enjoyed shooting those innovative light designs. For me it is more than just Christmas lights. It’s an art.