Recently photographer Davide Roveri reached out to us and asked if we wanted to feature his latest project here on So Bad So Good. So naturally we checked it out….and were blown away but what he’d been busy creating and conjuring up. Combining his trusty DSLR & iPhone with time-lapse techniques, Davide has produced a series of images and a film focusing on his time in London.
The project, titled “A Momentary Lapse Of London” gives you a genuine and tangible sense of the city, from the famous landmarks through to the local characters and individuals who live there.
Here’s Davide in his own words.
I have been always fascinated by photography and I’ve started taking the first pictures and familiarising with the basic concepts 15 years ago with my dad’s old Minolta 7000AF but I was massively annoyed by the fact that I couldn’t see the results in realtime and so, after a while, I gave up and kept on taking just the “regular” vacation pics and nothing else.
That all changed in 2002 when I bought my first digital camera, a “wonderful” Sony Cybershot with 3.2 megapixels! I realised pretty soon though that I couldn’t get those lovely images that I’d seen in the books about photography, the wide angles, the creamy out of focus areas. So as soon as the first “affordable” DSLR hit the market (the Nikon D70) I snapped one up and entered the world of the “serious” photography.
The next milestone has surely been the iPhone.. the idea of capture an image everywhere and anywhere, being able to tweak it on the spot and post it on the internet for the world to see is such a fantastic thing that I’ve found myself doing that a lot. It’s completely different to my other work, and I love it because I think it’s really spontaneous and capturing different snapshots of my life and world. (Ed – Check out Davide’s Tumblr - londonin5.tumblr.com)
ABOUT A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF LONDON:
When I first moved to London (almost 2 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 southbank and 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.