VIVID 2012June 23, 2012
To make up for my absence, I started wading through my photos and put together some that I snapped when I visited the Vivid Sydney 2012 Fes...
To make up for my absence, I started wading through my photos and put together some that I snapped when I visited the Vivid Sydney 2012 Festival. (On a completely unrelated note, I am officially on holidays; YAY!)
I still can't decide whether I like or hate them; the night was rather haphazard photography-wise, I spent most of it death-glaring all the chumps strutting past with $5000 cameras and serious tripods- most of whom seemed to do more swanning around than actually shooting.
Alright, I'm sure they are lovely people.
Anyhow, let me know what you think?
Man recording the projections on MCA
Countdown to Customs House animation/projection/show (?)
On the red carpet...and a creepy man staring at me
Mind-boggling Customs House projection
R examining his stubble
Lit up walkway
Optic Fibre lights
MCA from across the harbour
Smiling dude amongst bicycle powered wings
Green woman wearing a hat
Lit up hopscotch
Shadows and animations
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Angler fish rickshaws
Wandering people, and a mysterious blue light installation
Admiring the view
So when I compare it to last years posts here and here which Blogger has somehow pixellated (click on the photos to view the unhorrible versions), I realised that I took a whole lot more photos of people than the actual artworks on display. I think the main thing that makes Vivid such a cool event is not so much the lights and music on show, but the vibe in Sydney harbour; the inquisitive people buzzing about, laughing, critiquing and interacting with the installations. I can't think of any other situation where you can shout at a wall of lights with a crowd circling around you and not be labelled a loony.
Which is why I like the random photos I took of random people, often in random mid-conversations, like so: