London 1927/2013



In the mid 1920’s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene travelled around  the UK with his (at the time) high tech colour film camera to create a famous series of films called The Open Road, subsequently restored and circulated by the BFI.

Last year, filmmaker Simon Smith retraced Friese-Greene’s journey through London, mimicking the timing, angles and location of the original sequences shot for shot.

If you’re at all familiar with London, the side by side comparison above is somewhat awesome.