A Momentary Lapse of London

Video of the Day: A Momentary Lapse of London
by Davide Roveri


"When I first moved to London two years ago the first period of my relationship with the city wasn’t that great, I couldn’t find a connection, I felt like a stranger and I couldn’t feel any inspiration at all. But then, all of a sudden, one night I was walking on the South Bank when a glorious sunset caught my attention and I experienced that beautiful sensation of feeling like home. And at that point, it was.
It has been exactly like when you meet someone and at first you don’t like him/her, but then you hang out for a while and, before you can realise, you’re in love! So the main idea behind this timelapse movie was simply to write a sort of visual love letter to the city that stole my heart and that gives me a lot of inspiration every single day."

The technical stuff:

Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II w/ TC-80N3 timer


- Canon EF 24/105 f/4L IS USM
- Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC 2.8/20 M42
- Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC 2.4/35 M42
- Zeiss Jena Sonnar MC 2.8/180 M42

Music is "This Love" by Craig Armstrong

Special thanks to Ms Leah Larkin @ the London Eye Press Office for the photography permit

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