May 26 2013 Latest news:
Kay Atwal, Chief Reporter
Friday, June 15, 2012
Artist Clare Newton is crossing her fingers that she has set a world record for the longest photo after it went on show at ExCeL in Custom House.
The record was adjudicated by Guinness World Records when her images were exhibited at ExCeL London, from June 1 - 9.
The photographic montage measures one kilometre by two metres and consists of over 109,000 images of people across London jumping against London backdrops that have been seamlessly stitched together.
As London’s largest events venue the ExCel London creates a perfect flexible exhibition space for this unique photograph.
The Jump4London project, which has taken over 15 months to complete saw Clare Newton travelling around London and the home countries, organising 87 events for people to take part in the world record attempt and jump. The participants include a huge cross section of London life, with members from the Paralympic teams, students, tourists, famous boxers, some in costumes and even one person on a mono bike leaping into the air