Shard of Light, 2011
“Trace Heavens” is a series of gorgeous light installations by James Nizam. Even though he is a friend of mine I feel I am being completely unbiased when I say these are some of the most beautiful images I’ve ever posted on Booooooom. To create these images James painstakingly made incisions into the structure of a house to capture and manipulate sunlight into light sculptures.
With a preference for the early morning light, artist David Orias enjoys capturing saturated hues and motion that our eyes could not otherwise see in these gorgeous ocean scenes. His series, entitled Waves, features golden hues and stunning painterly strokes that blend together into these vibrant and expressive images. But, don’t be fooled, what you see before your eyes aren’t paintings, they are actually photographs!
The California-based artist uses long exposures and a telephoto lens to capture a wide range of motion that fuse together nicely in these peaceful scenes. Thanks to the dawn sunlight as well as the California atmosphere, he captures an impressive palette of color combinations. He explains, “Southern California has its fire season and sometimes this creates conditions of eerie orange light in the morning as the sunlight is filtered and scattered by smoke particles. This creates unusual and to some viewers unrealistic colors. I take the baseline colors and work with them to create a fine art appeal.” Continue reading…
More landscapes! These are just stunning – between the light, rolling shapes, and color -absolutely beautiful!
I love these!!!
This article is akin to me yelling “COLOR!!!!” at you, but the photographs are rather lovely, so I thought I’d go ahead and post it.
1. Lavender Sunrise
I enjoy how my eye follows the bends and curves, and the subtle color that is introduced in these photographs.
Appuru Pai is the artist who took these photos of a trip with a train in Tokyo.
There’s a transfixing, mysterious quality to a swarm of birds beating a path across the sky. How do they remain so close without colliding? How do they alter their patterns in response to potential danger? Those questions form the backbone of “Flylight,” an interactive light display by Studio Drift that simulates a flock’s response to intruders.
The installation consists of 180 suspended halogen bulbs equipped with ultrasonic sensors that, when triggered by a viewer’s movements, send an illuminating ripple through the pack. “For us,” the Dutch designers write, “the interesting part is the free will of the flock: Does the group attack the viewers one by one, or will it split up and flee?” They are currently customizing “Flylights” for private houses and public spaces around the world.
Love these! Reminds me of James Turrell’s breathtaking work.
A Night-time Snowboarding Short Lights Up the Last of the Winter Snow
Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton swaps the studio for the slopes of Tignes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, with a luminous after hours short starring Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes. The electrifying film sees Hughes light up the snow-covered French hills in a bespoke L.E.D.-enveloped suit courtesy of designer and electronics whizz John Spatcher. “I was really drawn to the idea of a lone character made of light surfing through darkness,” says Sutton of his costume choice. “I’ve always been excited by unusual ways of lighting things, so it seemed like an exciting idea to make the subject of the film the only light source.” Sutton, who has created work for the likes of Hermès, Burberry and The New York Times, spent three nights on a skidoo with his trusty Red Epic camera at temperatures of -25C to snap Hughes carving effortlessly through the deep snow, even enlisting his own father to help maintain the temperamental suit throughout the demanding shoot. “Filming in the suit was the most surreal thing I’ve done in 20 years of snowboarding,” says Hughes of the charged salopettes. “Luckily there was plenty of vin rouge to keep me warm, and Jacob’s enthusiasm kept everyone going through the cold nights.”