Sydney May-June 2014 (4 images)
The annual Vivid Festival of Sydney is currently on again. Over 18 nights from May 23 until June 9 2014, 3D light projections and light art sculptures illuminate various portions of the city, mostly around the harbour. It is now officially Winter here, and the festival ends with the close of this public holiday long weekend. I’ve tried to photograph as many of the split-second changing light patterns as possible. As expected, I have way too many photos on file now after going on several nights. I’ll be kind and limit this series of posts to less than 10 in number.
This year, the showcase lighting of the Opera House sails has been entrusted to 59 Productions (UK/USA). Lauded for developing ‘the most sophisticated use of film in the theatre to date’ (Metro) and creating ‘an entirely new art form’ (The Guardian), 59 Productions takes the iconic building on a dramatic journey through time – from the birth of architecture and civilization through to the pinnacle of human and technological achievement.
11pm June 2 2014. A moment in time perhaps to remain unmarked in history, except to note that for a couple of minutes the Wood Dragon had his moment in the spotlight and was revealed to the world.
Of course, the festival is more than the light show on the Opera House and other iconic buildings. Light sculptures are dotted around the harbour as well. In the background you can see that surrounding buildings are also lit up in ever changing colours and feature laser light shows.
My previous VIVID Festival of Sydney photography:
VIVID 2014: Random VIVIDness 2014 (1)
VIVID 2013: Lights. Camera. Action!
VIVID 2013: Random Scenes of VIVIDness
VIVID 2012: Light the Night