It’s no secret that Lumitrix represents talent from all across the globe. Our photographers shed light (sometimes literally) on the culture and colour which makes their part of the world unique. In this festive season, whilst we embark on our own traditions, let Lumitrix take you on a journey and show how Christmas is celebrated across the globe.

©Bondi Beach, Louisa Seton
In the merry ol’ land of Aus, Christmas falls in the middle of summer. We’re predicting that Bondi Beach will be packed with holiday barbeques come the 25th. When the sun goes down, families get cosy at Carols by Candlelight, attended by thousands each year.

©Flora, Banoo Batliboi
Although less than 2.5% of Indian people are Christian, Christmas is celebrated as a major world festival. It often coincides with the Indian Winter Solstice, the Makar Sakranti. Christians decorate mango and banana trees- we think Banoo Batliboi’s book sculptures would make fabulous alternatives to baubles.

©Quillandra, Oliver Barnett
In South Africa, Christmas is a summer carnival- a week of singing, dancing and eating. Christmas hams and puddings are often cooked early to eat cold and al-fresco. Oliver Barnett creates snowflake-like images with flora from around Cape Town- the beauty of snow combined with the beauty of summer!

©Porphura, Joanna McClure
It’s no surprise that the world’s capital of cool hosts a breezy Christmas. Ice skating at the Rockefeller Centre, the Nutcracker Ballet and NYE on Time Square are events we’ve all seen on countless sitcoms. But for the 8.5 million people living in New York, these iconic traditions are annual events. One of these lucky people is photographer Joanna McClure- her Porphura image reminds us of an atmospheric, festive night sky.

©Wilton's Music Hall Gallery, Jamie Lumley
Back home in the UK, we can think of countless British Christmas necessities. The Queen’s Speech, Oxford Street lights, Carols from Kings, Richard Curtis films, Bucks Fizz… and of course, Christmas parties! Jamie Lumley’s shots of Wilton’s Music Hall remind us of that post-party festive feeling- lazy and nostalgic, yet gearing up to launch into the New Year.

Let us know which traditions and backdrops make your Christmas special. We wish you a picture-perfect holiday season, wherever you are in the world.