Busy Coventry Street At Night

2000 – Nghtly view along Coventry Street from Piccadily Circus in London. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

This photo from a business trip to London in 2000 shows Coventry Street from Piccadily Circus at night. Even back then, there has been a bright display high above the street. It usually showed advertising or news.

However, every now and then the display would show the animated eyes of a person, possibly as part of a digital art installation. I found this scary in a way, because it was really looking like a big brother who is watching the people. At the same time, I thought it was unique and quite funny. A fascinating piece of digital art.

I was able to capture the scene while the eyes were showing. The display seems to be still there – the eyes are probably gone.

The high resolution image

Capture Date2000
LocationLondon, UK
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceNegative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4580 x 6586 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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