The next challenge reveal for our Four-in-Art Group is coming up on November 1st, and I’ve been thinking about the theme and how to interpret it. The year-long theme is Urban, and this challenge is Light, Lighting, Lights. Since we are city- or manmade-based this year, that lets out things like the Northern Lights, moon, sun or stars.
We actually have an art installation here in LA, in the museum of art, titled “Urban Lights,” and it is a series of vintage lampposts ranging from large to small and as early as the 1900s. Scroll quickly through the following photos to see what a magnet this is for Los Angelenos (all taken from Instagram):
And then I went browsing through some of our own photos, gathering scenes where I’d photographed light:
A rainy night in Bologna
Stained glass in Montreal
A government building–I love the different tonalities of light here
I photographed these glass panels a bunch of times, trying for the right exposure and balance
(Montreal Art Museum)
Quebec City doorway
And two light “paintings” by James Turrell. The lower one is actually a doorway you step through into a light-filled room.
I have a lot of thinking to do before I start on this new theme!