Aerial photographer TimoLieber took to the skies of London in late November 2015 to capture stunning images of the capital during the festive season. Hanging out of a helicopter at zero degrees Celcius, he photographed some of London’s most iconic sites from a new angle.
Winter Wonderland looks like a fairy tale town, embedded in perfect darkness of the surrounding Hyde Park. Oxford Circus appears transformed by the festive lighting the capital enjoys only during this time of the year.
Although captured in every finest detail, the subjects of Timo’s large-scale photographs are often shrouded in mystery. It is important for him to draw the viewers’ attention and keep them guessing or discovering hidden details and layers of an image. Thus, the Shard’s brightly lit top seems to float in the air inviting the audience to search harder for the rest of the vanishing tower.
Timo likes simple, striking compositions and he relies on light to be the key ingredient in the mix, be it in bright day or at night. Timo is always on a look out for strong geometrical elements in his photographs and London’s somewhat chaotic street pattern throws in a perfect challenge. However, even in the absence of the grid, Timo finds unique compositions like the one of the Bank area with its unique star-shape.
Timo Lieber is a London-based, dynamic, thoughtful, award-winning aerial and landscape photographer. Timo has photographed across the globe, from the Arctic Circle to remote deserts, and his images capture audiences worldwide.
Through five series of images, we can see Timo’s evolution as an artist and photographer. Moving from quiet admiration of nature’s magnificent landscapes into questioning and analysing the ways and results of human interactions with nature, we can see progression of Timo’s artistic fascination with Earth – and humans’ interaction with it – as his subjects.
Timo is the 2013 winner of the International Pano Awards (Australia), the world’s largest competition of its kind and judged by Peter Lik that year. He has received numerous further awards, including International Photography Awards (US), National Geographic (US), PX3 Prix de la Photographie (France), Wildlife Photographer of the Year (UK), Sony World Photography Awards (UK) and Global Arctic Awards (Russia), amongst others.
Timo’s work has been exhibited in the UK and Continental Europe and his images are held in both corporate and private collections. One of his images is currently on display at the Natural History Museum, London.