Artists Set Cameras in Forest to Capture Magical Images at Night in ‘Bioluminescent Forest’

By: | May 1st, 2015

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To capture the beauty of forests, two artists, Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad, did not rely on painting nice pictures. Instead, they spent six weeks in the forest to painstakingly observe their surroundings before capturing its beauty.

As dusk falls, dense darkness engulfs the forest, and nothing can be seen. But if you still see traces of light, you probably see bioluminescence, the ability of some life forms to produce light, like some deep sea creatures.

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This natural phenomenon that brings the forest to life led to the idea for an art project by these two artists.

The artists spent six weeks in the woods to identify potential places for their project called Bioluminescent Forest. They used projection mapping to highlight all sorts of surfaces in the forest by adding the shine and sparkle of bioluminescence for creating beautiful images.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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