May 16th, 2019 | Photography by Random Fun | Team Yellow Trace
Influenced by ideas of planetary exploration, 19th-century sublime romantic painting and sci-fi, photographer Reuben Wu‘s current series Lux Noctis depicts remote natural landscapes seemingly unbound by time and space. Wu continues to explore breathtaking natural and manmade forms throughout his works and appears to be heavily influenced by surrealism.
“We are overwhelmed everyday by beautiful images of the familiar. I imagine these scenes transformed into undiscovered landscapes which renew our perceptions of our world,” Wu says of his work.
For Lux Noctis, the Chicago-based photographer flies modified drones above mostly untouched landscapes, using them as aerial spotlights to cast light paths above the obscure terrain. The mountainous topography remains distant and unreached, yet illuminated in a surrealist way.
Read more about this photo series here