In December 2014 I was proud to join with 40 photographers in an incredible crowdsourcing project to collaborate in what is the capital’s largest ever time-lapse video.
The creators of the video, time-lapse photography equipment company Triggertrap, edited 80 different clips by splicing together over 350,000 different photographs shot in just one afternoon.
The video includes some of London’s most iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Thames Barrier, but also some lesser known parts of the capital, such as the Regent’s Park, the Camden Passage and inside the BBC’s newsroom at Broadcasting House.
Haje Jan Kamps CEO and Co-Founder of Triggertrap said his inspiration behind the project was to make photography more of a collaborative past time.
He told The Independent: “I always thought about photography as an exciting art, but you spend most of the time on your own and it isn’t really a collaborative thing.
“So I thought wouldn’t it be cool if we got everyone together and created a time-lapse love story to London.”
After managing to enlist over 40 photographers, Kamps said organising where people would shoot, and whether a group in which only half of the participants had time-lapse experience would be able to create a successful film was trickier.