Light & music

Seeing music through light

I'm always impressed by the creativity of artists who work across different mediums. Here, photographer Stephen Orlando expresses the sound of music through light, colour and movement, capturing the effects in these stunning rainbow images. In an article in 'this is', Orlando explains his process: A relative motion between the performer and camera must exist… Continue reading Seeing music through light

light therapy, Seasonal affective disorder

Feeling blue? Maybe it’s SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder, that is.  With the winter season well and truly here - in the northern hemisphere - and shorter daylight hours, it can really affect our sleep, productivity and even state-of-mind. Do you sometimes have the winter-time blues? A recent post by my favourite 'celebrity medico', Dr. Andrew Weil explains how Light therapy may be… Continue reading Feeling blue? Maybe it’s SAD

Book, International Year of Light

Inspired by Light

... is the title of a book, published earlier this year, reflecting on UNESCO's 2015 International Year of Light. It is certainly worth a look - especially if you missed the range of activities throughout last year - and have a serious interest in how light affects us all. "Inspired by Light: Reflections from the… Continue reading Inspired by Light

Light Installation

The ‘Lucid’ Project

Mainly filmed in the arctic landscape of Iceland, this beautiful video entitled Lucid is the latest project by German artists Tarek Mawad and Friedrich van Schoor. The film creates "a surreal world based on simple geometric light shapes that seem misplaced, but somehow blend with its surrounding at the same time". Watch and enjoy the film here: