Sydney, Australia: Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney the annual event held during winter in Sydney, Australia over the course of three weeks; starting May 23rd and ending on June 9th transforming the historic Sydney Opera House with a mind-blowing, magical and majestic butterfly to a cosmic galaxy using 3D multimedia interactive light sculptures that showcased incredible color-ways. It was truly an awesome experience that was filled with champagne, exquisite food and great people watching on the kick-off night.

The city of Sydney was definitely afire as thousands turned out to see this visual phenomenon. Along with the cultural experiences came performances from local and international musicians such as Lauryn Hill and the Pet Shop Boys to name a few along with a forum featuring public discussions and debates from leading creative thinkers for a TED-type idea session.

Vivid Sydney in it’s 6th year is on the verge of becoming global; in my opinion, it will become the South by Southwest of East Asia very soon. Destination New South Wales say this year’s light projections tell a specific story “the birth of architecture and civilization through to the pinnacle of human and technological achievement.” Vivid Sydney created by 59 Productions, the company that worked on the 2012 Olympic Summer Games opening ceremony in London, England.

Thank you for following my trip on Instagram and Twitter. Here are some images taken of the journey, starting with my amazing flight on Qantas Airlines to Eric my driver waiting for me when I arrived at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport to capturing the Deputy Prime Minister opening the ceremonies. Stay tuned for more on this unbelievable trip.



Photo courtesy: Troy Alexander Heyward
Camera used: Hasselblad Lunar

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