London at Night is a fascinating tour of the city as seen through the lens of award-winning aerial photographer Jason Hawkes. The images, taken from a helicopter, offer a fresh perspective on such familiar landmarks as the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral and the 'Gherkin', as well as unexpected views of daily life in the capital: office blocks are deserted as commuters make their way home through busy traffic, shoppers crowd a festively lit Regent Street, and tourists and revellers head for the bars and theatres of the West End. By night even the sweeping, illuminated curves of a junction on the M25 have a certain beauty. Accompanied by informative captions and an introduction by Kenneth Powell, Hawkes's photographs bring the city to life and make a captivating book that will appeal to anyone interested in London's ever-changing landscape.
Jason Hawkes has specialized in aerial photography since 1991 and has received awards from D&AD and the Association of Photographers. His previous publications include Aerial: The Art of Photography from the Sky (2003) and Britain from Above (2008). Kenneth Powell is an architecture critic and journalist based in London. He contributes to newspapers and journals in Britain and abroad and is a former architecture correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. His many books include studies of the architecture of Norman Foster, a two-volume study of the work of Richard Rogers and a monograph on Will Alsop, as well as several titles for Merrell. He was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2000.