“Like a vision from another world, a view of a parallel universe. Superb pictures of London reflected through puddles open up new perspectives.”
– The Mirror
“Amazing images which offer a new perspective on life in London”
– Evening Standard
“This new series of images exhibit a heightened sense of uninhibited love for one’s city. There’s something about seeing a town through the blurry ripples of a splash of water on the ground that makes it seem all at once magical, haunting, and beautiful. Through the cracks in the streets an image of London’s greatest architectural attractions emerge.”
Sweet Tooth wish to cordially invite you to the launch of London in Puddles – an exhibition of Gavin’s evocative photographic series of iconic landmarks and city scenes:
We will not only be unveiling the limited edition prints but also a new song inspired by our city, performed in a short acoustic live set. We’d love to see you there if you’re in London next week! Kisses, Fleurtini x
You may already be familiar with Gavin’s beautifully moody and evocative photography as it’s been featured here on our site before.
The London Eye
If not, I’d like to remedy that situation right now, in light of the fact that it would be remiss for our fans not to know about it considering he’s received coverage in many of the UK’s national press this week!
He told the papers: “I stumbled upon my first puddles image by accident. My bicycle had been stolen so I was walking into town along the South Bank for once rather than pedalling past it in a hurry. It began to rain as I approached the London Eye and a large flock of tourists were blocking my way. I hate to be in a crowd so I stared at my feet as I waited for them to pass. And lo! a beautiful reflection of one of the gondolas emerged from a puddle, like a vision from another world, a view of a parallel universe.”
A Dickensian high-wire busker in Covent Garden
You can see his entire London set here on his Flickr page, (please get in touch with us via or contact page if you’d like to purchase prints).
Never one to rest on his laurels, Gavin (and film editor Phil G) also just produced this audio/visual clip showcasing his other sets of snaps, alongside a remix of our track ‘At Your Leisure,’ done by Berlin-based producer and DJ, Deep Child.
I came across these magical images on lovely LA blog Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter and instantly felt compelled to share them here – no surprise considering the little gifs included in the sidebar our blog. They are both beautiful and also appeal to the child in me who searched for fairies in gardens and wishes that magic was real (I’m sure I’m not the only one for whom they seem like the ‘living’ photographs in Harry Potter!).
Rosie Tupper for Katie Ermilio
According to their New Yorker creators, (visual-graphics artist Kevin Burg, and photographer Jamie Beck), a ‘Cinemagraph’ is “an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly.”
I love the element of surprise they bring, what a joy.