Turn On The Lights

27/01/2017

Street Lighting Design in London

When in London I mainly take photos during the day. This for me is a wasted opportunity, and one of the promises to myself to get more creative and motivated in 2017.  London is like a second city when explored at night.

In our busy lives, there seems to be never enough time to stop and look at how public spaces are being used more creatively. Besides the mainstream events like Christmas, there are so many small and grand displays of light displays by artists dotted in and around the capital.

With my camera in tow, I’ve picked out some of the light displays which have caught my attention lately in and around the city.


Location: Sky Garden

Plants at the Sky Garden have been given centre stage. Simple yet effective lights are placed underneath, to show shape, shadow and texture.


Location: St Pauls Cathedral 

Artwork outside St Pauls. Using traditional uplighting effect, shadows and reflections enhancing the artwork displayed.


Location: Kings Cross St Pancras 

IFO by French artist Jacques Rival multicoloured neon light cage outside Kings cross St Pancras Station


A great incentive to beat the winter blues is to check out The Lumiere festival each year, which celebrates light in the city by displaying artists work across cities like Durham and London.

What makes a great light display? How would you illuminate your town or city? Tell me your favourite artists who design with light in the comments below?

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