During October I spent 8 days cycling 200 miles around London whilst carrying 22kg of camera gear. That week consisted of 3 main tasks. Lots of shooting, transferring photos onto the laptop, and a little bit of sleep. By the end of it I was physically drained - to the point where I thought I'd collapse on the final cycle back. Thankfully I didn't and managed to make it back in one piece. The raw result was 18,000 photos spanning 364 GB of harddrive space. Cue a few weeks of editing, and I managed to produce the final video.
Whenever I visit London I'm always surprised by the true 24/7 nature of the city; it really is a place that never sleeps. That was exactly what I wanted to capture, the 'hustle and bustle' of everyday life. Unfortunately the weather was true to English standards, and it rained pretty much every single day, forcing me to shoot at night.
For the tech-heads, I used a Canon 6D, 17-40 f4, 50mm 1.8, and a 70-200 f4. The motion control sequences were shot on a home built dolly, coupled to a emotimo TB3.
The video is copyrighted to Paul Richardson 2013 onwards. The video has been finished in 4K and is available for licensing. If you require any custom sequences, I'm also available to work on commissions. For any enquiries, please contact me at paul[a-t]paulrichardson.net
Special thanks to the team at Harvey Nichols, Oxo Tower harveynichols.com for letting me shoot from the restaurant. The opening shot was captured from their balcony.
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