Subtle, Beautiful Photos of Man-Made Light Moving Through Natural Environments

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This series of photos by Norwegian photographer Ole Brodersen goes by the name “Trespassing,” and it’s based around a fascinating concept: recording the movements of human-made objects through a series of pretty spectacular natural environments. The photos — which we spotted via Faith Is Torment — are long exposures taken so that the objects in question are represented as trails of light, their trajectories as organic and unpredictable as those of everything else in the settings that Brodersen chooses. And quite apart from the concept, they’re just really beautiful photos — painting-with-light photos too often devolve into novelty territory, but these are subtle and effective. The streaks of color serve more to accentuate the landscape then to dominate it, and the resultant images have a certain sense of stillness and serenity. There’s more of Brodersen’s work — along with a video documenting the creation of this series — at his website.

Photo credit: Ole Brodersen

Photo credit: Ole Brodersen

Photo credit: Ole Brodersen

Photo credit: Ole Brodersen

Photo credit: Ole Brodersen

Photo credit: Ole Brodersen

Photo credit: Ole Brodersen

Photo credit: Ole Brodersen

Photo credit: Ole Brodersen

Photo credit: Ole Brodersen