Light tornados? Ethereal tubes of light captured in long-exposure photography

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Wednesday 13 August 2014

English photographer Martin Kimbell is well-practiced in the manipulation of light and image-capture technology to create startling pictures. Nowhere is this more evident than in his recent ‘light-paintings’, where wormholes of twisting lights seem to spring out from the ground or surge down to the earth.

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Now you can create your own sunset for a better night’s sleep

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Video on Friday 13 June 2014

An urban lifestyle brings so much artificial light with it. We have lights in our faces all the time – from house lights, street lamps, computer screens, smart phones, and television sets. Such high exposures to artificial lighting wreck havoc with our internal Circadian rhythm and creates unbalanced photosensitivity in us which affects our quality of sleep.

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The city lights up with colour and music for Vivid Sydney

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 26 May 2014

We’ve reported on some pretty cool Vivid Sydney events before, but we’re super excited about this year’s exhibition of light and music. As its name implies, Vivid Sydney is an annual event that features many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a ‘mesmerizing free public exhibition of lighting sculptures, a cutting edge contemporary […]

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Beautiful rainbow prism abstractions by Erin O’Malley

Abby Yemm Contributor

By Abby Yemm in New Art on Tuesday 5 November 2013

I have a friend that takes photos during carwashes and they kinda look like this. But Erin O’Malley strikes gold with those iridescent, rainbow prism abstractions. O’Malley’s work depicts the interaction of light with transparent and reflective surface. She uses digital macro photography and a series of found objects to record the intricacies between light […]

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Lampshade doubles up as showerhead in this light shower

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 18 July 2013

The sun, as they say, always comes after the rain. But why not have both — and in your home? Oki Sato of Tokyo-Milan based design firm Nendo dreamt about combining a lamp and a shower and came up with the WaterDream design for Hansgrohe designer brand Axor. The WaterDream’s open lampshade doubles up as […]

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Shadowy light sculptures by Diet Wiegman

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 6 April 2013

Diet Wiegman makes these monstrously clever light sculptures from assembling stuff that looks pretty random, until they get in the way of strategically placed light sources. That’s when impressive shadows — such as silhouettes of famous monuments like Michelangelo’s famous David sculpture — get cast against the wall. Wonderful stuff.

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Delicate light and shadow photography by Rinko Kawauchi

Stubborn Heart Reader Find

By Stubborn Heart in New Photography on Tuesday 2 April 2013

I find it hard to put into words what I like about certain photographers without sounding like a pretentious wanker. There’s something effortlessly profound about Rinko’s work, capturing the kind of images that Terrence Malick can only dream about. I think the word Americans would use to describe it is ‘awesome’.

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Brilliant shattered light and glass installations

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 26 February 2013

Stephen Knapp believes in the power of pure color and light. Though he describes his art as “light painting”, these brilliant light installations were created without any actual paint whatsoever. It’s all refracted white light and glass. Imagine the effects of a shattered rainbow being dumped haphazardly into an art gallery and you’ll have a […]

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Photographs created without a camera

Deanne Cheuk Reader Find

By Deanne Cheuk in New Photography on Friday 8 February 2013

Sheila Pinkel’s Light Work series uses light to create images without a camera or enlarger. Pinkel spent seventeen years working with different light sources: visible, ultraviolet, X-Ray, computer generated, Xerox and the sun. She earned an MFA in photography at UCLA without ever even using a camera.

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Amazing light installation at a Japanese botanical garden

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Wednesday 9 January 2013

These incredible light installations in Nabano no Sato’s botanical garden in Japan might just be the greatest winter light show in the whole country. Millions of brilliant LED lights arranged in intricate patterns and arrangements illuminate this already beautiful garden, creating a visual experience like no other.

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Impressive light calligraphy by Julien Breton

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Sunday 23 December 2012

Sure, everyone’s getting into light photography these days. What we like about French photographer-calligrapher Julien Breton’s works is just how many light years away his exquisite light paintings of Arabic calligraphy are from the run-of-the-mill light paintings out there. They’re beautiful.

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