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Night scene with silver filter in Nokia Creative Studio

The Longest Night I

Two Dazed photographers shoot their version of tomorrow's winter solstice, supported by Nokia's new smartphone

Tomorrow night isn't Christmas, it's the billion-year-old reason we need cheering up this time of the year: the winter solstice, the night in which the northern hemisphere reaches its furthest tilt from the sun. Pagan, Christian or sceptic, in 2013AD or 2013BC, Stonehenge or South Chicago: this will be your shortest day and your longest night. 

As ever, where the ancients said "religious ritual", here at Dazed we say "photo project". On hearing that Nokia's new Lumia 920 had previously unseen potential for shooting outside of DSLRs and works excellently in low light, we decided to dispatch four of our favourite photographers touched by the dying light to shoot their take on the solstice.

Below are the first two galleries, one from Chicago's Tommy Nease and one from London's Bafic. Check back tomorrow for the next two. 

Pull on the coat, open the door and set your eyes front. It's about to get dark.


To shoot his pictures, Tommy made extensive use of friends around Chicago and the Nokia Creative Studio app. Chiefly using the colour-filters functions of the app and the differing ISOs of the camera, he has created a series of typically abstracted shots. 

Prowling the London streets for his vision of the dead of winter, Bafic shot a set of real-life pictures 4,000 miles away from Tommy. 

For your chance to win a Nokia Lumia 920 just Instagram/tweet us your best night time photo using #DazedSolstice (tagging @dazedmagazine) and we'll pick our favourite. Closing date Friday 28th of Dec.

For more on the Nokia Lumia 920, go here