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‘Visible Light’ Photo Series Captures Sculpture-Like Portraits of Light Itself

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Connecticut-based artist Alexander Harding went a little bit meta with his intriguing photo series Visible Light. All photographers capture light, but he used light as the subject, trying to bring the essence of light to life in an almost tangible form.

Harding started the series back in 2010, we first shared a few of his images in 2011, and since then he’s added many more images of light rays and cascades so obvious they serve as each photograph’s main subject. Some photos from the series are fairly simple in execution, capturing the thick light as it shines through doors and windows. Other images use materials such as aluminum foil to give light a physical existence.

Harding told Colossal that much inspiration for this series comes from artist James Turrell, who’s known for his large light installations and once called light a revelation unto itself. Obviously, Harding agrees:

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To see more from Harding or keep up with him as he continues to create, head over to his website or give his blog a follow on Tumblr.


Image credits: Photographs by Alexander Harding and used with permission

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