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London at Night [Hardcover]

Jason Hawkes
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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1 Mar 2010
London at Night is a fascinating tour of the city as seen through the lens of award-winning aerial photographer Jason Hawkes. Taken from a helicopter, the images offer a fresh perspective on such familiar landmarks as the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul s Cathedral and the Gherkin, as well as unexpected views of daily life in the capital: office blocks are deserted as commuters make their way home through busy traffic, shoppers crowd a festively lit Regent Street, and tourists and revellers head for the bars and theatres of the West End. By night even the sweeping, illuminated curves of a junction on the M25 have a certain beauty. Accompanied by informative captions and an introduction by Kenneth Powell, Hawkes s photographs bring the city to life and make a captivating book that will appeal to anyone interested in London s ever-changing landscape.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd (1 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858945178
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858945170
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 25.6 x 25.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 340,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes has specialized in aerial shoots from helicopters since 1991, is based just outside London in the UK, and works worldwide.

He has produced over 50 aerial photographic books for publishers such as the BBC, Random House, Dorling Kindersley and Harper Collins. His first book " London from the Air " published by Random House sold over 160,000 copies.

He shoots from single days for architectural visualisation companies to organising multi shoot ads for large ad agencies, annual reports, and even whole image libraries for branding agencies, working all over the world and organising all helicopters, production and permits needed.

His clients include brands such as HP, Citi, Siemens, Nike, Coca Cola, Nokia, BT, HSBC, NatWest, Ford, American Airlines, Rolex, Toyota, Smirnoff, Mitsubishi, Samsung, National Geographic, O2 and BP.



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These spectacular aerial images of London are a sight to behold --The Daily Mail

London is an inspirational city at night, but few have ever photographed it comprehensively from above. Now with a little help from his Nikon D3 Jason Hawkes has put that right --Photo Pro

About the Author

Jason Hawkes has specialized in aerial photography since 1991 and has received awards from D&AD and the Association of Photographers. His previous publications include Aerial: The Art of Photography from the Sky (2003) and Britain from Above (2008). Kenneth Powell is an architecture critic, journalist and writer. His many books include New London Architecture and 30 St Mary Axe, both published by Merrell.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hallucinatory Digital Imagery 2 Oct 2010
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Jason Hawkes' mesmerising images of the great capital at night are a thing of true beauty.

Using the highest-end Nikon digital cameras, he has captured pictures of eye-popping clarity, hundreds of feet from above - bolted into a helicopter, through open doors in freezing temperatures over consecutive nights. It was worth the effort, for what you see here is an entirely new take on this greatest of all European capital cities.

My only gripe about this book is that it isn't physically large enough to do true justice to these fabulous photographs.

Amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present 30 Dec 2013
By Lesley
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I can't comment personally on this book as it was a gift to my son for Christmas. He has briefly looked through the book and has said it is a good book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good 6 Dec 2013
By Radek
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The photos are amazing. The book is really beautiful. In my opinion the book should have more pictures. Anyway, I highly recommend it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great photos 30 Jun 2013
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The book would make a great present for someone who knows or would like to know, London. Unusual photos and worth keeping
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