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Alternate Light is a concept I’ve been developing for a number of years now.

Alternate Light is an exploration of the dichotomy of darkness and light. A way of seeing spaces that otherwise wouldn’t be possible to witness. The intention is to restore life to a lifeless space, even for just a moment. To recall that there was a time that these spaces had people working, playing and living within them. And in doing so, an alternate reality is created.   

The south factory floor of the United States Yttrium building, looking east.

The south factory floor of the United States Yttrium building, looking east.

The south factory floor of the United States Yttrium building, looking west.

The south factory floor of the United States Yttrium building, looking west.

The stillbank behind the United States Yttrium building, looking east.

The stillbank behind the United States Yttrium building, looking east.

The stillbank  behind the United States Yttrium building, looking west.

The stillbank behind the United States Yttrium building, looking west.

The north factory floor of the United States Yttrium building, looking east.

The north factory floor of the United States Yttrium building, looking east.

The north factory floor of the United States Yttrium building, looking west.

The north factory floor of the United States Yttrium building, looking west.

NMidProdRm5ERoom five of the north production line, looking to the east.

NMidProdRmEViewWMRoom four of the north production line, looking east.

NMidProdRmWView1WMRoom four of the north production line, looking towards the west.

The following two images are a variation of the alternate lightscapes concept. However, instead of nothing but artificial lighting being utilized, I have combined both natural and artificial light sources.

AL_USYtt_WMThe United States Yttrium building at sunset.

AL_Control_Pro5On June 22nd and 23rd this year, the moon was closest to the Earth. This is referred to by astronomers as a perigree full moon, (or supermoon). This image is a combination of the supermoon, the last waning moments of sunlight, and a series of artificial lights. More information about the supermoon can be found at earthsky.org: http://earthsky.org/tonight/is-biggest-and-closest-full-moon-on-june-23-2013-a-supermoon

Please keep in mind that there is no commercially available power on the site. All lighting was powered from a generator.

To watch a video about the process behind these images, it can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI5UBut9ipg&feature=youtu.be

Posted May 30, 2013 by docthissen

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