The oddities of night light produce an alluring patina of rich luminous browns and milky greys, washed with orange street light. “A place that is bulging and clamouring with people during the day, like Petticoat Lane Market, takes on a magical feeling when shot at night,” Kindersley says. “These are my intimate moments with the city. Each photograph is like a trace of a lost world.
Moorgate This was one of the first night shots Kindersley made of London. Taken in Moorgate, it draws the eye from a sleepy passageway towards the monumental buildings of the City. The long exposure intensifies the colours, giving the humdrum buildings in the foreground a sculptural feel that allows them not to be outshone.