Londoners take mobile snaps in David Bailey competition

To celebrate the launch of the Nokia N86 camera phone, Nokia and David Bailey are looking for people who live their lives at night to be part of this unique showcase of Londoners ‘Alive At Night’.

Bailey is shedding light on London’s nightlife as the renowned photographer captures images of the city’s people who come Alive At Night.

From London Underground workers to burlesque dancers, Bailey will be photographing the capital’s night time characters on the Nokia N86 and you could be part of it.

For this once in a lifetime experience, individuals will need to send in a short story to www.aliveatnight.co.uk explaining why either they, or someone they know should be part of Alive At Night.

Showcasing the low light camera qualities of the Nokia N86, the Alive At Night images will be displayed at a special VIP exhibition launch at The Old Dairy in Bloomsbury on Wednesday, 26 August. It will also be open to the public on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 August.

Bailey has long been one of the most celebrated and famous photographers in the world. He has worked for magazines and newspapers from Vogue to The Daily Telegraph, photographing an array of key cultural figures including Naomi Campbell, The Rolling Stones and Michael Caine with a simple and dramatic style.

The Nokia N86 8MP allows users to take ultra high quality pictures with auto focus, flash and Carl Zeiss optics, it ensures high performance producing clear images in bright and dark conditions. The N86 features: A-GPS with Nokia Maps, the Nokia Music Store and an 8GB internal memory. It also allows users to upload and share photos instantly through Ovi, and to store all photos and music.

Fiona Bosman, marketing manager at Nokia said: “Taking great pictures on your phone at night can often be hit and miss but the Nokia N86 solves that problem with its low light settings, wide exposure range, variable aperture and high speed shutter. Alive at Night celebrates these features as well as the spontaneity of having a great camera phone in your pocket by introducing you to parts of London that you may not have ever had the chance to see.”