To mark the opening of the Shard’s viewing gallery (‘The View from The Shard’), today The Guardian are featuring 2 of my interactive deep-zoom images captured from The Shard in their online and print edition. The online edition features an exciting interface which allows you to zoom in and click on hotspots for information. As […]
A Twilight gigapixel panorama shot from Greenwich looking towards Canary Wharf with the City of London in the distance. The River Thames flows past the Millennium Dome (the O2) with the many skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, including one Canada Square, towering above the river. Further into the distance you can see the iconic structures of […]
Here you can really look into the City – the panorama is incredibly high resolution so whilst you can stay panned back to take in the views over the Barbican to the Heron Tower, Tower 42, The Gherkin at St Mary Axe, the new Rothschilds Bank HQ at St Swithin’s Lane and the Shard, go […]
London’s tall landmarks bound together in one panoramic image as the sun sets on an autumn evening. From Earl’s Court, Kensington Gardens and the Albert Hall towards the west, then across the Serpentine to the iconic Battersea Power Station, Crystal Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye, Thames House at Vauxhall Cross (the MI5 building), Westminster […]
This image was shot as part of a commission for the cable car across the Thames, the Emirates Air Line. It was captured near Royal Victoria Docks and takes in a huge view across South and East London, and distant landmarks like the QEII Bridge at Dartford. You can zoom in and explore in detail […]
London’s brief stillness in the minutes after rush hour has ended before the evening’s activity truly begins. The panorama takes in most of London’s major landmarks from The Shard to Canary Wharf, The City of London with St Paul’s Cathedral, with the Thames dividing the city and the Tate Tower bisecting the image.
Twilight panoramic view from the Renzo Piano building – London’s tallest and most spectacular new skyscraper, The Shard London Bridge. The River Thames sweeps past the illuminated City from Tower Bridge past London Bridge to Millennium Bridge and beyond. Many of London’s landmarks are visible in the cityscape, from Canary Wharf to the towering City […]
Looking beyond the greenery of Hampstead Heath towards London and its iconic Landmarks. The newly completed Shard is a striking addition to the skyline. The panorama stretches from BT Tower in the west to Broadgate Tower in the City of London.
A recent commission for Land Rover’s ‘Been Anywhere Interesting Lately?’ campaign found me shooting 360s inside the stunning new Land Rover Discovery 4. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to shoot such an iconic 4×4 in its latest incarnation. The Discovery is seen in a desert, a jungle and on a mountain, illustrating the […]
High resolution 360 interactive panorama shot from the crane at the top of the Shard, London Bridge. The Shard is the tallest building in the European Union and the viewing gallery will open to the public in 2013. Most of London and beyond is visible in this Gigapixel image, from the skyscrapers of the City […]
This 360 image was captured at the top of the Shard London Bridge, 310m above London, on the night of the student protests in November 2010. You can see the police helicopters hovering over London above the demonstration. Technically this was a very difficult shoot, I was on the crane at the top of the […]
In this panorama you can view The Shard under construction, with Canary Wharf seemingly just behind it. The level of resolution allows you to zoom in and see an incredible level of detail. Please click the ‘Fullscreen’ button for the best viewing experience and you can further explore the image to find many more of […]
Bovey Castle stands on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, by the River Bovey. Built in 1907, a private manor until 1930 when it became the Manor House Hotel, it was renamed Bovey Castle in 2003. This Interactive 360 of the exterior of the castle features Artemis the Eagle, displaying her wingspan of 7ft 6in.
A panoramic view between Waterloo Bridge and Hungerford Bridge (also known as Charing Cross Railway Bridge) with the London Eye at its centre. Also visible in this panorama are the Shell Centre, County Hall and the Sea Life London Aquarium, the Royal Festival Hall and St Thomas’ Hospital. The image is designed to print at […]
Panoramic London cityscape at twilight with views over the City of London. The Shard lit up though still under construction can be seen in the far right of the image, with familiar buildings the Gherkin (St Mary Axe), Tower 42 and the Heron Tower in the City of London to the left. The image is […]
I captured this panorama of the London skyline at night from the Shard at around the 35th floor, whilst the building was still under construction. The Shard’s height has given me the opportunity to show the London cityscape from a new angle, looking down on the Thames as it snakes through the city from London […]
View across Vauxhall Bridge looking south onto Albert Embankment, where MI6’s Nilotic building sits on the bank of the River Thames. The SIS Building is the headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service. Visible on the right of the bridge is St George Wharf, a London riverside development which is part of the overall regeneration […]
The Shard is London’s most exciting new building, due for completion in 2012 when it will become the tallest building in the European Union. I shot views from the Shard for the developer, and the sheer height of the building has made it one of the most exciting series of cityscapes I have worked on […]
Pigeons have enormous fields of vision – they can see 340-degrees around without moving, thanks to their side-mounted eyes. The peripheral vision of each eye is so great that the two visual fields overlap, giving the pigeon a binocular field of 24-degrees when it looks straight ahead. Trafalgar square celebrates the famous naval victory at […]
I’m fortunate to live within easy reach of Hampstead Heath – a 790 acre stretch of land where the view over London is protected by law! The height of the Heath makes it a great place to capture London’s landmark buildings from a distance. This view includes the Gherkin (St Mary Axe), Tower 42, The […]
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Originally called Buckingham House, built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1705, it became an official royal palace in 1837 with the accession of Queen Victoria. This high resolution virtual tour shows the beautiful interior of the White Drawing Room, which is occasionally […]
Direct Link: Golden Mile London Gigapixel Panorama I’ve just finished working on a new gigapixel panorama called ‘Golden Mile’, which took a couple of evenings of standing around on top of a building. It had been a warm day in London and the heat of the city could still be felt as the sun set […]
Today the 360 virtual tour of the Tardis which I shot for the BBC has gone live. The BBC have used the virtual tour to provide lots of exciting content to Doctor Who fans, including a short film giving users a tour of the Tardis, special messages from characters, Tardis facts, wallpaper downloads and conceptual […]
The last few months I have been working on some images I captured in Chicago and I’m now delighted to invite you to the online private view of the Chicago series of images. The collection includes several gigapixel images, which can be reproduced at massive resolution along with a selection of interactive 360 virtual tours […]
Seemingly using a tripod on the land outside the Tower of London could get you shipped inside the Tower – perhaps via Traitor’s Gate. Out shooting one sunny, busy afternoon, I was approached by a gentleman dressed in a Beefeater costume. He told me that the land outside the Tower of London was private and […]
The www.siemens.co.uk website now features a large panorama which I shot to show the various landmarks on the London skyline. The panorama works to highlight Siemens’ key London projects, and the scrolling mechanic is a great new way in which to use panoramic photography. To view the work in situ, please visit www.siemens.co.uk.
Between 2001 and 2009, I’ve been based at a studio in Crouch End, North London. Over the last 8 years, I have been capturing the scene outside the door in heavy rain. From the same position, but different days and times of year.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque Virtual Tour – the full name of the mosque is Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque, but it is also known to the locals as the Grand Mosque. The mosque was conceived by the late Sheikh Zayed, the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the UAE from 1971-2004, and also […]
Image © Press Association The new virtual tours of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle were launched yesterday, 12 February 2009. The high-definition panoramic tours are part of the revamped Royal website, which was redesigned by Bang Communications, with virtual tours photographed and implemented by yours truly.
One of my panoramas has recently been reproduced at a massive scale – 32 metres (105 feet) for Cable & Wireless. The image is displayed at a new Cable & Wireless headquarters in Bracknell, Berkshire, which has been beautifully designed by an interior architects firm. All images © Will Pearson.
Panorama looking over the Huangpu River at The Bund in Shanghai, China. The blue hour was given an ethereal haze by the heat and business of the city during the day. Peeking out from behind the Oriental Pearl Tower are The Shanghai World Financial Center and the Jin Mao Tower.
All images © Will Pearson I’m back from exhibiting at the 9th Shanghai International Photographic Art Exhibition in China, and it was a pretty incredible experience. I was able to spend a few days travelling around Shanghai and the outskirts as well as spending time at the exhibition. We had a fairly hectic press conference, […]
The Edison Downtown was L.A.’s first ever power plant, built in 1910 by Thomas Higgins, a copper baron. After spending many years derelict and underwater, it was finally rescued by Andrew Meieran and Marc Smith, who have created an incredible post-industrial venue for Los Angeles bar-goers. The Edison wanted a set of virtual tours which […]
The Grand Hyatt Shanghai occupies the top 36 floors of the Jin Mao Tower, and topping out at 421m (1,380ft) it makes it the highest hotel in the world. These virtual tours allow you to gaze upwards to the top of the Jin Mao Tower as dusk falls.
Panoramic photographer Will Pearson has created a series of exciting new interactive and still panoramas for fetish fashion brand Mother of London. The images promote Mother of London’s latest collection, and include both still panoramas and interactive virtual tours. These panoramas and fashion virtual tours can also be presented as large-scale panoramic prints. Interactive catwalk […]
All images © Will Pearson. I spent much of November and early December shooting a commission for Siemens in the UK for their Annual Review of 2007. The shot above is one of the commissioned shots, from the offshore wind farm at Burbo Banks in Liverpool, I also shot plaster and glass factories, Great Ormond […]
Each year, people from around the world gather to ‘burn the man’ deep in the Nevada Desert. A temporary city – Black Rock City – springs up to house all of these people, who are all exhorted to ‘leave no trace’ on the desert landscape. The Burning Man Festival is loosely, a festival of art, […]
A collection of aerial panoramas and 360 virtual tours taken at night from the top of 33 Cavendish Square London.