Reuben Wu, a cofounder of Ladytron, is not only an accomplished music producer, he is also a brilliant photographer and filmmaker. In his latest project Lux Noctis, Wu captures the alien landscape of our planet through dramatically-lit photos with the assistance of GPS-enabled drones.
“My aim is to portray a unique perspective of the planet we live on by illuminating night landscapes with an aerial LED light,” says Wu. “Scenes which show not only the beauty of the landscape but also the versatility and awesomeness of adapting new technology to create art.”
Lux Noctis is a prime example of Wu’s motivation to create such impressive imagery even with such a remarkable music history. “In my visual work, I am driven not just by the urge to create imagery, but by a desire to explore new places as if they were unknown territory, constantly open to serendipity and with an eye for the unnoticed and the hidden,” says Wu.
In this particular photo series, Wu used the AL250, a prototype light by Fiilex, that was mounted on a 3DR Solo UAV. The drones, normally utilized to capture visuals, was used in place of expensive cranes and helicopters to light the otherworldly scenes.
Check out more of his work here.
[Via: This Is Colossal]