Reuben Wu long exposure drone photo

Long Exposure Photos of Drones over Mountains

For his stunning ongoing series Lux Noctis, the Chicago-based photographer Reuben Wu utilizes modified drones as aerial light sources, illuminating obscure landscapes in a way that makes each appear new and unexplored. The light from his GPS-enabled drones create a halo effect around some of the presented cliffs and crests when photographed using a long exposure. An elegant circle of light traces the flight of the drone, leaving a mark only perceptible in the resulting photograph. You can see more of Wu’s landscape photography on his Instagram and Facebook.

Reuben Wu long exposure drone photo

“I see it as a kind of ‘zero trace’ version of land art where the environment remains untouched by the artist, and at the same time is presented in a sublime way which speaks to 19th century Romantic painting and science and fictional imagery,”

Said Wu.

Reuben Wu long exposure drone photo

Reuben Wu long exposure drone photo

Reuben Wu long exposure drone photo

Reuben Wu long exposure drone photo

Reuben Wu long exposure drone photo

Reuben Wu long exposure drone photo

 

 




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