In Akureyri, Iceland, Heart-Shaped Stoplights Are a Daily Reminder to Smile

In Akureyri, Iceland, Heart-Shaped Stoplights Are a Daily Reminder to Smile

Sometimes, something as simple as seeing a glossy red heart pop up in our text messages is all it takes to brighten our day. For the people of Akureyri, Iceland, that little boost of oxytocin is not limited to the whims of loved ones wishing them well, however. All they have to do to get a flash of that universally uplifting symbol is take a trip to the nearest crosswalk. Continue reading »

Incredible Photos Of Violinist Jascha Heifetz Playing In Darkened Studio As Light Attached To His Bow Traces The Bow Movement In 1952

Incredible Photos Of Violinist Jascha Heifetz Playing In Darkened Studio As Light Attached To His Bow Traces The Bow Movement In 1952

This photograph represents the meeting of two great 20th-century artists. Famed violinist Jascha Heifetz was known for his incredible technical precision, which made him the perfect subject for a series of light paintings by the photographer Gjon Mili. Continue reading »

Zach Alan’s Light Painting Photographs Are Fire – Literally!

Zach Alan’s Light Painting Photographs Are Fire – Literally!

Zach Alan is a multi-talented photographer, digital artist and educator currently based in Houston, Texas, USA. Zach focuses on light painting with fire, he shoots amazing portrait, architecture, events and landscape photography. The marvelous photos you see here were created in-camera without Photoshop. Alan’s approach involves a wireless remote and either a homemade light, and then he paints in the light effects behind his model. Continue reading »

“Dressed In Light”: Fine Art Photo Series By Dani Olivier

"Dressed In Light": Fine Art Photo Series By Dani Olivier

To shoot these stunning nude portraits, Paris-based photographer Dani Olivier dressed his models with nothing but light, using their bodies as a canvas, combined with a series of geometric patterns to celebrate the beauty of the female form. Continue reading »

“Field Of Light”: Bruce Munro Creates Colossal Light Installations Around The Globe

"Field Of Light": Bruce Munro Creates Colossal Light Installations Around The Globe

Back in 1992, when visiting Uluru in the Australian red desert, Bruce Munro felt “a compelling connection to the energy, heat and brightness of the desert landscape”. His ‘Field of Light’ is the embodiment of that experience. Continue reading »

“Reading The Road”: River Of 11,000 Glowing Books Flows Down City Street

"Reading The Road": River Of 11,000 Glowing Books Flows Down City Street

Thousands of books spanned from sidewalk to sidewalk in Ann Arbor’s Literature vs Traffic installation, creating a space for quiet reflection on the value of pedestrian-friendly public spaces and the absence of noise pollution. The intersection of Liberty and State, a major juncture in this college town, was closed down for a day and night to allow the work to be deployed and enjoyed. Continue reading »

Gorgeous And Intriguing Series Of Photographs By Øystein Sture Aspelund Capturing Temporary Installations Of Smoke, Light & Fire, Set In Unspoilt Nordic Landscapes

Gorgeous And Intriguing Series Of Photographs By Øystein Sture Aspelund Capturing Temporary Installations Of Smoke, Light & Fire, Set In Unspoilt Nordic Landscapes

The series “ÆON” is a collection of temporary installations of smoke, light & fire, set in unspoilt Nordic landscapes. Thematically, the series is examining our relationship with the landscape and natural habitat. It is focusing on how we, as humans, interact with our natural spaces and environments. Raising awareness and presence, the series is aiming to create a symbiosis with the installations and its surroundings, while at the same time reflecting on the so-called anthropocene epoch we live in today. Continue reading »

New Light Sculpture By Design Bridge And Gali May Lucas Highlights Our Obsession With Staring At Screen

New Light Sculpture By Design Bridge And Gali May Lucas Highlights Our Obsession With Staring At Screen

Design Bridge has launched a topical new light sculpture in the heart of Amsterdam to highlight our obsession with technology and staring at screens. Absorbed by Light was created in collaboration with British artist Gali May Lucas and made especially for this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival. Continue reading »

Meet Raptor Lamp 2.0 – LED Light In Jurassic Park Style

Meet Raptor Lamp 2.0 - LED Light In Jurassic Park Style

Unusual, fun, and perfectly timed with the Jurassic World movie, the Raptor Lamp 2.0 is a playful adjustable lamp modeled to look like a Velociraptor. Designed to be an item worth collecting first, and a lamp later, the Raptor Lamp sits on your desk, looking positively ferocious with its moving jaw and adjustable limbs. Continue reading »

Artist Jung Lee Constructed A Series Of Neon Light Sculptures That Were Installed Against Cinematic Landscapes

Artist Jung Lee Constructed A Series Of Neon Light Sculptures That Were Installed Against Cinematic Landscapes

Jung Lee was born in 1972 and currently lives and works in Seoul, Korea. She received her M.A. in Photography from the Royal College of Art, UK and her B.A. with honors in Photography from Kent Institute of Art & Design, UK. She received a B.A. with honors in Mass Communication & Journalism from Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. She most recently participated in 2012 Daegu Photo Biennale, the Incheon Women Artists Biennale, the 2010 Gwangju Biennale “10,000 Lives” under the direction of Massimiliano Gioni, the contemporary Korean photography exhibition “Chaotic Harmony” at the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston). She has also shown at the Seoul Museum of Art and Gwangju Museum of Art. Continue reading »

Darkness To Light: The Moody And Bluish Photo Artworks Of Albin Sjödin

Darkness To Light: The Moody And Bluish Photo Artworks Of Albin Sjödin

Albin Sjödin’s Instagram account takes us into the photographer’s imaginary world. His dark and bluish pictures play with reality, staging lonely and bewitching characters. Continue reading »

Artist Austin Light Makes Funny Collages From Boring Stock Photos

Artist Austin Light Makes Funny Collages From Boring Stock Photos

According to an artist: “I work in marketing, so I see a lot of stock photos. I thought it would be fun to add animals and descriptions to some of the strange images I found. So I did that, every day during the month of May.” Continue reading »

This Magic Light Shelf By ilsangisang Always Shines A Spotlight On Things

This Magic Light Shelf By ilsangisang Always Shines A Spotlight On Things

Designer Jong-su Kim of Korean studio ilsangisang, has created a lamp that has a built-in shelf for displaying decorative items. Continue reading »

Thousands Of Fireflies Light Up The Night In Mexico

Thousands Of Fireflies Light Up The Night In Mexico
Reuters/Edgard Garrido

Fireflies seeking mates light up in synchronized bursts inside a forest at Santa Clara sanctuary near the town of Nanacamilpa, Tlaxcala state, Mexico. Continue reading »

Meet Light Ragaz, A Spectacular 3D Projection Onto Natural Environment

Meet Light Ragaz, A Spectacular 3D Projection Onto Natural Environment

The multimedia event Light Ragaz uses cutting-edge technology to project 3D effects onto the structures and formations of the rocks of the Tamina Gorge with millimeter precision. Continue reading »

Signs Of Life: Surreal Light-Painting Photography By Eric Paré

Signs Of Life: Surreal Light-Painting Photography By Eric Paré

With a camera remote in one hand and a light-tube in the other, it only takes one second for Canadian photographer Eric Paré to shoot his “light-painting” photographs. Over the years, Paré has traveled the world from Dubai to San Francisco snapping some truly incredible photographs along the way. With their colorful and kinetic lighting, the photos take on an ethereal quality. Continue reading »

Through The Light And Darkness, Off The World And Back With Photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Through The Light And Darkness, Off The World And Back With Photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov

“I really take a lot of photographs” says Gueorgui Pinkhassov. “But I only show the ones that suddenly speak to me; that come alive when I look at them.”

Gueorgui Pinkhassov was born in Moscow in 1952. As a Russian who acquired French citizenship, Pinkhassov has lived in Paris for many years. Pinkhassov became interested in photography at the end of secondary school. He studied at the VGIK Moscow Institute of Cinematography from 1969 to 1971 and then worked in the Mosfilm studios in the cameraman team before becoming a set photographer. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Otherworldly Light Pillars In Northern Ontario

Photographer Captures Otherworldly Light Pillars In Northern Ontario

In northern Ontario, residents are used to viewing the Northern Lights, but tech YouTuber Timothy Joseph Elzinga was in for a big surprise when he gazed out his window last Friday night. Awoken by his 2-year-old son at 1:30 am, Elzinga was about to settle back into bed when he noticed a strange sight—moving, shimmering lights beaming up from the ground outside! Continue reading »

The Balance Lamp: A Lamp That Creates A Look Of Balance Between Dark And Light

The Balance Lamp: A Lamp That Creates A Look Of Balance Between Dark And Light

The Balance table lamp, designed by Victor Castanera for manufacturer Oblure, is a lamp that creates a look of balance between dark and light, and black and white. Two white glowing orbs sit on slanted steel boards that are balanced by two small black metal balls of the perfect weight to offset the weight of the opposite parts of the lamp. A black marble base with white flecks throughout it brings together the black and white details of the rest of the lamp to create a visually striking sculptural table lamp. Continue reading »

Minimalist Graphic Light Sculptures Turn Night Landscapes Into Alien Terrain

Minimalist Graphic Light Sculptures Turn Night Landscapes Into Alien Terrain

Glowing geometric objects illuminate pristine, unforgiving landscapes in Lucid, a short film by German collective 3hund. The shapes are anachronistic yet beautiful, complementing their rugged surroundings and turning harsh the terrain into ethereal alien worlds punctuated by light geometries. Though they look manipulated, every shot is a physical installation created by positioning electroluminescent light shapes and wires in the wild. Continue reading »

This Starry LED Scarf Will Light Up The Universe Around You

This Starry LED Scarf Will Light Up The Universe Around You

There’s less than a week before Christmas, but we bet there’s plenty of you out there who still haven’t done their Christmas shopping. Stuck wondering what to buy for your brother, sister, friend or partner? How about one of these awesome LED Illumiscarves! Continue reading »

Enchanted: Forest Of Light Brings L.A.’s Most Stunning Holiday Display To Descanso Gardens

Enchanted: Forest Of Light Brings L.A.'s Most Stunning Holiday Display To Descanso Gardens
Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Christmas lights usually go hand-in-hand with over-the-top decorations: inflatable Santas, crystal snowflakes, strobing snowmen. But L.A.’s newest light-up experience has ditched the kitsch in favor of a whimsical, wondrous, curiosity-driven display that’s among L.A.’s most stunning and, more importantly, most fun. Enchanted: Forest of Light begins its inaugural run at Descanso Gardens on November 25. The interactive, nighttime program has set up eight illuminated installations around the botanical garden grounds, from luminescent forests to free-standing hands-on art pieces. Continue reading »

This Light Allows Kids To Create And Play With Shadows

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Inspired by watching children’s fascination with shadow play, Swedish designer Erik Bele Höglund has created Darkness Design – a simple light that allows kids to play with shadows without having to go through a complicated set up process. Continue reading »

Stunning Light Bridge Bookshelf By Roumelight

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Designed by Roumelight, this wall lighting installation with a bookshelf use consists of red pillars of the Golden Gate bridge and radial cables of the Rio Antirio bridge. A bookshelf and a lighting bridge together in one installation is a smart way to store your books.Combining warm white and red dimmable led light to create a comfortable atmosphere for your space. Continue reading »

The Beauty Of The Light And Shadow Photography

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Photo by Jure Kravanja

In ancient times people believed that shadows were signs of some divine presence around an object. Today, we know the nature of shadow as the optic phenomena, but in our perceptions shadows still remain associated with some mystery. That is why shadows have always been of interest to visual artists – painters and photographers. Many of them choose to illustrate shadows instead of real objects, producing very interesting, conceptual, and artistic works. Today we offer a showcase of shadow photography. People, actually, are often too busy to notice how different and interesting shadow effects can be. Photography is capable of “freezing” the moment and showing us the truth about many things on Earth, including shadows. Continue reading »