All That Glitters and Glows...In The Dark

Ladies and gentlemen, here is Day 5 of In The Dark for your viewing pleasure! The countdown to Earth Hour has officially begun and I am way too excited. I have my bus ticket at the ready and my candles, matches and board games all packed up and ready to go. Sure I'm 36 hours early, give or take, but I'm taking Earth Hour very seriously this year! I might even take along a little torch so I can put my hands up in the air and wave them around like I just don't care, just like these guys...






Straight out of Norway, Lightmark is a truly remarkable collection of stunning scenery, time lapse photography and a couple of insanely talented lads running around in the dark with light sources (torches doesn't sound technical enough!) Their "light drawings" are absolutely magical at a glance, but upon closer inspection many of the concentric loops, glittery sparkles and simple strokes are actually mimicking and responding to the landscape. Utter perfection!






There are SO many more beautiful images in their gallery, I feel guilty only sharing these few with you! Go over and check out the rest, and prepare to be amazed...some more!

In a similar vein, German lads Lichtfaktor have been using similar techniques in their "light writing" experiments. Their aesthetic has a distinct graffiti edge, and although the stills of their work are impressive enough, their work is best experienced through their extended exposure/stop motion films.




Check out this video to see a tiny slice of behind the scenes (skip the first 30 seconds, then watch the next minute or so, you won't regret it!) and then try to keep your jaw off the floor as you see what these guys go on to create...







Land dwelling whales? Rubbish bin robots?! A strangely adorable car-eating caterpillar!?! Eeeeek, resistance is futile!

And on that hyperactive note, I'm off to plot some of my very own torch graffiti antics. I'd like to wish you all a fabulous weekend and an outrageously superb Earth Hour! What do you have planned for the weekend? Will you be switching off your lights on Saturday at 8.30pm local time?


[Lightmark via BOOOOOOOM!, Lichtfaktor via Design Scene]

27 comments:

kanmuri said...

I think these Japanese artists will interest you ;) They do lighting videos as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMpJ3JHJocY

Another Human said...

Wow you got some pretty cool pictures! I really like them

Meg said...

nice pics!
it's also nice to know that you're supporting EARTH HOUR!^_^

Muppet Soul said...

Those were made by wizards, right?

Sandi K said...

Absolutely stunning! Fabulous blog!

Caroline Carnivorous said...

Cool pictures!
I'm from Norway :P
It's good that you support Earth Hour, cause I'm doing it too ^^

wonderfulcountry said...

Wonderful pictures you have. Nice regards from Austria

Blinky St. James said...

Those are fantastic! :D

Denysia said...

This is the first time I've visited you're blog, and I'm in love with your pictures! They are all beautiful!

Sharyn said...

Your photos are so beautiful and unique. I never seen other photos like yours.

miss b said...

very cool, thanks for sharing.

concrete & honey said...

they are incredible images - great find... breathtaking

E.S. Wynn said...

That is awesome! I love this stuff! Consider yourself thumbed on Stumbleupon! :)

ash. said...

Ace pictures.

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

Those are amazing pictures. I am looking more up on Flickr.

i.d. said...

These are lovely - your blog is such a joy to read! x

Phoenix said...

WOW!!! Totally spectacular!!!

H said...

You have a pretty artistic blog :)
Those pictures are gorgeous and inspiring.

Gola Baba said...

I am very impressed by these photos I've seen in your post....they're really great.
I gotta say, I am actually from Croatia, Europe, and I was so excited 'bout yesterday's "Earth hour", but also very dissappointed by the fact that people in my country failed to be a part of a global act, because that hour nobody took for serious....
Nice blog, really....worth of every visit :) by!

samson said...

Simplesmente genial. Congrat.

Paperface said...

You have a beautiful blog. Great work.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

wow these photos are amazing!!

Yaya said...

Cool pics. I like the swirly one.

Adam said...

love it..I have always wanted to try that myself but i haven't gotten around to it yet.

keep em comming

Levi Agreste said...

Wonderful blog, Greets from Brazil :]

Ms Unreliable said...

kanmuri - I love those guys, thanks so much for sharing!

Another Human - Thank you, they're something else aren't they?

Meg - I do what I can :D Did you take part?

Muppet Soul - I'm not sure, are wizards and warlocks the same thing? I always get confused :D

Sandi K - Thank you kindly! Glad you like both :D

Caroline Carnivorous - Yay good work! I'm envious of your beautiful, beautiful scenery! Any tips on a good time of year to visit Norway, I've been wanting to go for years!

wonderfulcountry - Thank you from Sydney! The second guys are your neighbours, if they have any shows in your neck of the woods you should check them out (and let me know!) :D

Blinky St. James - I couldn't agree more, they're so beautiful, aren't they?

Denysia - Thank you, I'm glad you like them!

Sharyn - Alas, there are some very talented people behind these works, but I am not one of them :D

miss b - My pleasure, thanks for stopping by :D

concrete & honey - Aren't they stunning? I came across one of the spherical photos on WeHeartIt and was blown away...then I found the rest and almost fell off my chair. So much prettiness!

E.S. Wynn - Oooh thank you, I love StumbleUpon but I'm so forgetful, I need to remember to use it more often!

ace. - Cheers, I agree! Lots of fun!

Adam Dilip Mutum - Let me know if you find any more goodies!

i.d. - Thank you, that means a lot! I'm a little relieved to hear that my ramblings actually make sense :D

Phoenix - Agreed :D

H - Thank you! I'm a good collector, I could only hope of being as artistic as the people I feature :D

Gola Baba - The great thing about Earth Hour is that it doesn't even need to be about cities or countries taking part - anyone can take part, and everyone makes a difference :)

samson - Why thank you!

Paperface - Aww thank you, I'm glad you likee!

Tina - I loves them, makes me want to run around in the dark like a crazy person. Not that there's anything unusual about that :D

Yaya - I like that one too, it looks like lots of fun to make!

Adam - Definitely give it a go and let me know when you do, would love to see how you go!

Levi Agreste - Thanks for stopping by! Sydney says hello :D

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