40 Photographers Create Record-Breaking Timelapse Of London

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40 Photographers Create Record-Breaking Timelapse Of London

In November we told you about LapseLondon, a plan to bring photographers together to create the biggest crowd-sourced timelapse video of the capital. The team behind the project at Triggertrap has now finished editing all the material — 80 clips assembled from over 35,000 individual photographs — and created a hypnotising video that you'll want to stare at on repeat for hours (warning: you may dribble slightly).

The images were gathered over the course of a day earlier this month, with the snappers guided by professional timelapse photographer Chad Gordon Higgins and award-winning urban photographer Nicholas Goodden. Setting out from King’s Cross they visited landmarks across the capital including Tower Bridge, the Thames Barrier, Oxford Circus and even gained access to the BBC Newsroom, as you can see in the finished video above. They rightly say, "the final video is an ode to London".

There's also an interesting documentary about the making of the timelapse, which can be seen here.

Last Updated 17 December 2014

Chad Gordon Higgins

Loving your work guys and thanks for the shout out! x

A View of London

Yep, thanks a lot for the mention, cannot wait to work on another project like that!


I recently moved back to my home town after living in London for 9 years and this brought me to tears… absolutely wonderful… ! Love London, I'm probably going to move back lol… all the best with your future projects, I'll be watching out for them :) xx

Dave K

Excellent work, lovely to watch.

Kevin Roche

I enjoyed the day making pictures.

Linda c

Absolutely beautiful!

Arlette Pace

Wonderful views of my favorite city. I love London. Good work !!