All Blog Posts Tagged 'light' (81)

The Story Behind Luminous Field



After writing about the newest installation to incorporate Cloud Gate at Millennium Park, Chicago, we got in touch with the artists behind it to find out more. Luftwerk (the collaboration of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero) created Luminous Field, which is an…

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Added by alice on February 15, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Madrid Water Fountains Spill Light

Some gorgeous new installations have just popped up on our radar that involve jars and lights. Anonymous art collective Luzinterruptus, who's known for their interesting light installations in public spaces, collected glass containers for four months and…

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Added by alice on February 9, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Winter Wedding Light Painting



Now that's a wedding picture! Winter Wedding Light Painting was taken by Danny Turcotte Jr., a freelance and wedding photographer based out of North Bay Ontario and owner of Catch-Light Photography. It's of couple Kory and Matt, who bared the shivering cold for this magnificent shot.

Update: We got in touch with the photographer to ask him the story behind this shot.…

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Added by alice on December 26, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Breathtaking Non-Photoshopped Light Graffiti



Andy Hemingway, a self-taught photographer, plays with red lights and long shutter speeds to create beautifully vivid light painting effects. The photographs are the second installment to his light painting series, which were taken at the EZ7 Skatepark and feature multiple subjects such as a skateboarder and rollerblader. The great thing about these wickedly cool photos is…

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Added by Claire on December 21, 2011 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

Light and Mirror Infinity Illusion



Art Miami kicked off last night with their VIP preview. We were lucky enough to attend and wanted to report back on a few key pieces that blew our minds. First up is Korean-born artist Chul Hyun Ahn's Visual Echo Experiment. This amazing work is made up of four equal cubes, each lit up in a different color. Using just three materials - plywood, lights and mirrors - Ahn creates…

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Added by alice on November 30, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Gorgeous Light Tapestry



Another highlight at Design Miami this year is this gorgeous light tapestry by Denmark-born designer Astrid Krogh. Her works are a fusion of old and new - while they're technologically advanced, they still connect with textiles' long history. Krogh is pioneering a new genre of light-infused art showing how optic fiber strands can be weaved into iridescent tapestries. The fibers are connected to…

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Added by alice on November 30, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

SFMOMA: LED Lights Transform into 3D Screen



If you're headed to San Francisco sometime in the near future, make sure to drop by the SFMOMA to see a magical installation. Artist Jim Campbell just recently debuted "Exploded Views," a random cascade of flickering LED lights...or so you think. Make it up to the 2nd floor landing and watch the lights transform into a 3D screen where human figures magically come to life!…

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Added by alice on November 9, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

One-of-a-Kind LED Chandelier



Don't ask me why but I think I need this LED chandelier. Designed by Jason Krugman, in collaboration with Sam Baron for Fabrica, United Colors of Benetton's Communications Research Center in Treviso, Italy, the Treble Chandelier is a one-of-a-kind piece of art made of acrylic and more than 3,000 hand-soldered sharp-focus LEDs.



It was first exhibited in Fabrica's exhibition, Next… Continue

Added by alice on October 8, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Incredible E-Waste Sculptures



"Ever wondered what happens to obsolete walkmans and out-of date video tapes? To blunt saw blades and to dead cell phones. To ancient floppy discs and fused light bulbs? What happens to what we generally call ‘scrap’? Just because they have out-lived their use, do they deserve to be forgotten away in attics, thrown into bins? Or, just piled up in one corner of a scrap yard?" - Haribaabu… Continue

Added by alice on October 4, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Magical Dancing Lights



Has Sato Tokihiro found a world we've never heard of? Not quite. The famous Japanese light photographer actually creates fantastic long exposure photos of light using a flashlight or a reflecting mirror, in which he directs and focuses the sun’s rays toward the camera lens. With his magical dancing lights, he creates a feeling of space and depth.…







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Added by Alyssa Anda on September 1, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Incredible Bursts of Light



With light painting being all the rage, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the variety. U.S.-based Dennis Calvert puts his own, unique spin on things by showing us streaming, bursts of light and incredible patterns. His amazing shots introduce us to a whole new world, which is full of intensity and drama.…











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Added by Alyssa Anda on August 31, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Light Calligraphy (7 pics)



Many of us have seen light graffiti before, but you've probably never seen anything like this. Creating a new genre called "light calligraphy," Julien Breton takes performing arts to a whole 'nother level. Not only is the light calligraphy intricate and beautiful, the way the French artist strikes dramatic dance moves only adds more grace and eccentricity to the already powerful… Continue

Added by Kevin Chung on December 16, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

A Fantastic Short of a Car with Some Lights

One-77 by Piteren is a fantastic short of a car with some lights. Watch it and be amazed by how simple yet dramatic this pairing can… Continue

Added by Gofaster on December 1, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Intimate Lighting (5 pics)

Perfect for any bedroom, these intimate lamps really live up to their names. Created by Ladislava Repková, a young designer from Bratislava, Intimate Lighting is a collection of three lamps that represent several definitions of the word intimacy.



According to her: "Each of the lamps is related to another meaning of the word intimacy. Lamp “Relationship”shows… Continue

Added by Marica on November 4, 2010 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

The Wolfsburg Project by James Turrell (6 pics + video)

"The primary medium of Californian artist James Turrell is light. Probably the best-known artist in his field, Turrell's entire oeuvre since the 1960s has been devoted to exploring the diverse manifestations of this immaterial medium and working towards a new, space-defining form of light art.



While light here refers to nothing beyond itself, it causes surface, colour and space to… Continue

Added by Visnja V on October 7, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sun Flower - A Solar Energy Powered Streetlight



Danish product designers Michel Riss and Jens Rosbjerg have introduced ‘Sun Flower’ - a new sustainable street lighting system powered by solar energy inspired by the shape of sunflower.



Michel Riss and Jens Rosbjerg have incorporated photovoltaic panels into streetlamps, utilizing the location of the lamps, which are under the sun most of the time.



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Added by Anthony Walker on August 3, 2010 at 3:07am — No Comments

Glass USB Drive



The see-through glass would light up when plugged in, with different colors indicating individual file types it stores.

Check it out.…



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Added by Yasmine Zalek on April 22, 2010 at 1:58am — 3 Comments

Let Yourself Feel, Video by Esteban Diácono



Official music video of Ólafur Arnalds - Ljósið, this stunning animation is directed by by Esteban Diácono, and though it may look simple, the combination of the colours, syncing of the trail of smoke, and the light/beautiful music, really puts you in sweet serenity. Let yourself feel on this one.… Continue

Added by Amy Wong on March 7, 2010 at 8:08pm — 2 Comments

Amazing use of light by LICHTFAKTOR (Pictures plus video)



Ever since I read Alice's blog post regarding amazing light photography by TCB, I've been hooked! You got to love what light can do to pictures. And animation for that matter!!

Lenovo Edge from…

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Added by Amy Wong on March 4, 2010 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Architecture Video Projection by PALNOISE



http://www.palnoise.org



Palnoise is using this technique known as mapping to project video, effects and optical ilusions on a physical objects like buildings, cars, design pieces or ordinary objects.



Architecture projection on the facade of El Jardí theater building in Figueres (Spain) to celebrate the inaugural ceremony of Giroscopi Cultural.



*Reduced edition from the original projection,… Continue

Added by palnoise live visuals on February 23, 2010 at 8:34pm — No Comments

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