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Chicago Lights: Flash Street Photography by Satoki Nagata

Chicago Lights: Flash Street Photography by Satoki Nagata snow multiple exposures light Chicago black and white

Chicago Lights: Flash Street Photography by Satoki Nagata snow multiple exposures light Chicago black and white

Chicago Lights: Flash Street Photography by Satoki Nagata snow multiple exposures light Chicago black and white

Chicago Lights: Flash Street Photography by Satoki Nagata snow multiple exposures light Chicago black and white

Chicago Lights: Flash Street Photography by Satoki Nagata snow multiple exposures light Chicago black and white

Chicago Lights: Flash Street Photography by Satoki Nagata snow multiple exposures light Chicago black and white

This winter Chicago-based photographer Satoki Nagata produced a series of abstract, black and white street portraits of people caught in the frigid elements. Nagata says that he lights his figures from behind with a flash using a slow shutter speed and doesn’t rely on double exposures or glass reflections as it may appear. The results are some pretty striking photographs of people that look nearly transparent yet appear to be almost perfectly surrounded by a crisp halo of light. Nagata’s primary work centers around documentary photography which is also well worth a look.

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Light After Death: Mihoko Ogaki’s ‘Milky Way’ Figures Project Stars from Within

Light After Death: Mihoko Ogakis Milky Way Figures Project Stars from Within stars sculpture rebirth light death

Light After Death: Mihoko Ogakis Milky Way Figures Project Stars from Within stars sculpture rebirth light death

Light After Death: Mihoko Ogakis Milky Way Figures Project Stars from Within stars sculpture rebirth light death

Light After Death: Mihoko Ogakis Milky Way Figures Project Stars from Within stars sculpture rebirth light death

Light After Death: Mihoko Ogakis Milky Way Figures Project Stars from Within stars sculpture rebirth light death

Light After Death: Mihoko Ogakis Milky Way Figures Project Stars from Within stars sculpture rebirth light death

Light After Death: Mihoko Ogakis Milky Way Figures Project Stars from Within stars sculpture rebirth light death

In her ongoing series of figurative sculptures titled Milky Ways, artist Mihoko Ogaki explores ideas of life, death, and rebirth. The dead or dying human forms are constructed from Fibre-reinforced plastic and embedded with bright LEDs that when lit project fields of light resembling stars in the surrounding space. You can see many more installation views over on her website. (via mori yu gallery)

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Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne

Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds

Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds

Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds

Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds

Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds

As part of the 2012 Festival Arbres en Lumière, an outdoor tree light festival in Geneva, Switzerland, artist Cédric Le Borgne (previously) installed a pair of large birds just off Rue de la Fontaine. Titled Le Désir et la Menace the birds were constructed from wire and lit
from below in a style previously seen in his figurative works giving the forms a glowing, weightless appearance. See much more over on his website. (via ruines humaines)

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New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin

New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin sculpture neon light glass anatomy
Skull No. 3 / Flameworked borosilicate glass, ionized neon and mercury, wood, electronics. 14″x14″x14″. 2013.

New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin sculpture neon light glass anatomy
Skull No. 3 / Detail.

New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin sculpture neon light glass anatomy
Skull No. 3 / Detail.

New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin sculpture neon light glass anatomy
Skull No. 1 / Flameworked borosilicate glass, ionized neon, wood, electronics. 14″x14″x14″. 2013.

New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin sculpture neon light glass anatomy
Skull No. 1 / Detail.

New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin sculpture neon light glass anatomy
Skull No. 1 / Detail.

New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin sculpture neon light glass anatomy
Skull No. 2 / Flameworked borosilicate glass, ionized neon and krypton, wood, electronics. 14″x14″x14″. 2013.

New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin sculpture neon light glass anatomy
Skull No. 2 / Detail.

New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin sculpture neon light glass anatomy
Skull No. 2 / Detail.

Portland artist Eric Franklin (previously) just completed three new works, a trio of neon glass skulls lit internally by ionized neon, krypton, and mercury. The structure of each human skull is deviously complex, made from a network of glass tubes that have to be perfectly sealed to create the vacuum necessary to light them, a process that leaves the figures somewhat misshapen and admittedly a bit creepy. A completely amazing sort of creepy. All three artworks are currently available for acquisition through Chris Forney over at Artworks Gallery. All images courtesy the artist.

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Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Like a pixelated holodeck, Submergence is an immersive array of 8,064 suspended LEDs built by an international group of artists and designers known as Squidsoup. This particular installation is currently on display at Gallery ROM for Art and Architecture in Oslo, Norway and is comprised of a light field with motion sensors that responds to your actions and illuminates as you move through it. The piece was created by Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Chris Bennewith, Liam Birtles and Ollie Bown and you can see many more photos here. Submergence is on view through February 13, 2013. (via juxtapoz, notcot)

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Three-Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi

Three Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi thread light installation

Three Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi thread light installation

Three Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi thread light installation

Three Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi thread light installation

Three Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi thread light installation

Three Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi thread light installation

Three Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi thread light installation

Three Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi thread light installation

Three Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi thread light installation

Three Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi thread light installation

Artist Jeongmoon Choi uses light and thread to create amazing installations that play with aspects of perspective and illusion. Reminiscent of something produced at a laser light show, her fields of three-dimensional lines are installed in place and lit with ultraviolet light to create interactive environments. Choi currently has a solo show at Gallerie Laurent Mueller in Paris through January 26th. You can see much more of her work via her website and on Facebook. (via my modern met)

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LEDscape: A Lightbulb Landscape in Portugal

LEDscape: A Lightbulb Landscape in Portugal light installation advertising

LEDscape: A Lightbulb Landscape in Portugal light installation advertising

LEDscape: A Lightbulb Landscape in Portugal light installation advertising

LEDscape: A Lightbulb Landscape in Portugal light installation advertising

LEDscape: A Lightbulb Landscape in Portugal light installation advertising

LEDscape: A Lightbulb Landscape in Portugal light installation advertising

LEDscape: A Lightbulb Landscape in Portugal light installation advertising

LEDscape: A Lightbulb Landscape in Portugal light installation advertising

As part of a promotional effort to promote a new line of lighting solutions, IKEA Portugal partnered with LIKE Architects to create this fun illuminated walkway in the Belém Cultural Centre in Portugal. The lamps are programmed to have oscillating intensities, with each light possessing a unique pattern that results in a sort of shimmering maze of bare lightbulbs. See much more over on Domus. (via yellowtrace)

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