light

Posts tagged
with light



Science

Computer effects without the computer

April 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A new video from Denmark-based Lasse Andersen and Rune Brink of Dark Matters uses lights, string, and other tricks to simulate computer special effects. I absolutely love this.

 

 



Art

1000 Candles

March 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

1000 Candles is an installation by William Mackrell that includes a nearly hour long video of the candles as they gradually flame out. Watch a pretty mesmerizing clip of it here. (via iheartmyart)

 

 



Design

Candle Clock

March 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I love the concept of this candle clock designed by Nathalie Dewez. I’ve poked around quite a bit and can’t find it for sale anywhere, alas. (via notcot)

 

 



Art

Ian Burns

March 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A new installation by Ian Burns from the Armory Show. Light skewed through magnifying glasses to create letters. (via fecal face)

 

 



Documentary Photography

Gh0st L1fe

December 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Gh0st L1fe is a photographic collaboration by Allison Reilly and Miguel Farias, documenting the countless hours today’s youth spend staring into computer screens.

Having grown up surrounded by constantly changing visuals and instant gratification, today’s youth has become fixated on providing their minds with a steady stream of fast paced media. This need is filled by a plethora of video and computer games, tv shows, and websites such as youTube and Facebook. With this time wasting comes the inevitable stress of getting work done at the last minute, accompanied by the excuses and inability to take responsibility for their actions. In order to express the destructive process of procrastination, we chose to take long exposure photographs (about 15 minutes) of youth participating in activities that are classified as time wasters. The overall effect of these photographs are an eerie representation of what comes of these activities. Ghostly and sub-human, the subject of the photograph seems no longer consciously present, and their face, bathed in the light of the screen on which they are fixated, is irradicated and blown out in a white glow. The photographs are lonely and isolating, creating an environment in which human interaction is obsolete and the environment one chooses to live in is self contained, complete with the use of headphones to even isolate ones ability to hear.

(via marieaunet)

 

 



Photography

Light Painting by Twin Cities Brightest

December 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

These are just five images of thousands created by Twin Cities Brightest, whose web site leads me to believe it’s the work of a single individual with maybe some help from friends. Using light swords, fireworks, custom light suits, and gadgets I’ve simply never heard of, TCB is making stuff so far beyond anything I’ve ever seen before. Do yourself a favor and get lost for a bit in their Flickr sets. Tutorials included.

Side note: I found this via Michael over at Yewknee a blog that’s quickly become a favorite in a blogroll exceeding about 150 sites I read each day. Check it out.

 

 



Photography

Cycles of Light by Chris Pritchard

November 29, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A killer timelapse video by Chicago photographer Chris Pritchard. “Cycles of Light is a reel of timelapse material shot in 2010 by Chris Pritchard, highlighting the neverending cycles of movement and light through the city and sky.” Some exquisite moments of Chicago caught on film. (via coudal)