Lights in the Night
David Bumann reveals mountains in the darkness of night and in the bright glow of pyrotechnics and light effects. His images, taken with long exposure times and often a great deal of effort, are both unusual and impressive.
Bumann practices ‘light art’ in the great outdoors, an art form that often goes hand-in-hand with a huge logistical effort. As light sources he uses pyrotechnics, large headlights or a very bright LED light attached to his forehead. In order to take the picture of the red-colored Aiguille de la Tsa in the Swiss canton of Valais, for example, he spent many hours placing Bengal lights in such a way that the light sources themselves would not be visible, but would illuminate the silhouette of the mountains. And then he placed his camera, waited for darkness and, when the moment came, lit up the mountain…
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