Fever gets snap happy at Aldwych Underground Station
A few weeks ago Fever hosted Canon UK’s cross-collection product event, treating 45 lifestyle, consumer tech and photography journalists to an afternoon trialling Canon’s newest cameras and lenses.
The event offered press the chance to get hands on with new product, trialling key features using exciting and exclusive locations as photographic backdrops. Hosted at King’s College and the disused Aldwych Underground Station (closed since 1994), media were invited to explore and photograph behind-the-scene areas include an abandoned lift-shaft, two disused tube platforms and the station’s original ticket hall. A lucky few even ventured onto an out-of-service 1970’s Northern Line train stationary on the platform whilst others tired out light painting with torches in an abandoned tube tunnel.
Our dedicated London Underground hosts also treated journalists to a mini walk and talk history lesson where they filled media in on the history of the station and its use as a filming location. To name a few, Aldwych Underground Station has been used as a backdrop for the new series of Sherlock on the very same platforms we visited and the station ticket hall has played host to film crews from ‘Atonement’, ‘Mr Selfridge’ and the horror film ‘Creep’. Another interesting fact shared was that the station was in fact used to store British Museum and V&A treasures during the last two wars.
After photography aplenty, we made our way back up 140 stairs to ground level. A little puffed out, press were treated to champagne and canapés and were invited to share and print their snaps from the event. Check out some of the pictures taken on Gadget Luxe and coverage of the event on ePhotozine and Photography Blog.