Photography lovers rejoice! Camera-happy creatives will love using the LightCollector app, a cool new crowd-sourcing smart phone tool that funnels all the best light-inspired photos out there into a one-stop database of lighting photography. The app was designed by lighting consultancy Light Collective and electronics brand Philips as a way for lighting designers, architects and creatives to collect and share their inspirations with their peers and colleagues.
Using the app is extremely simple: Simply upload your photos and tag them with their location and any other relevant information, then watch them be added to a cool mood-board of fantastic images for everyone to see via the app or LightCollector‘s website. Other awesome features include geo-tagging so that you can view pictures have been taken around you, and like any good social media tool, you can comment and favorite images that you really love and may want to reference later. Enter the photography contest today and your photo could win $1,000.
Images of light, like the ones found on this app, are similar to the inspiration to our Light Series collection. Visuals like projection bombing and the aurora borealis inspired the vivid wavelengths and color intensity of Light Series. Check out more HERE.
Having projection bombing as the inspiration for our collection, Light Series, we thought we’d bring our own take on the trend into our showroom. Guests who visit the space can create their own projection by filling in the blank of “Design is ______.” These statements will be projected on the walls of the showroom and photos of you and your projection will be posted on our Facebook page.
Come by showroom 10-167 to project on our walls about what design is!
Projections by Obscura Digital on the Sydney Opera House for YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011
Outdoor digital projections, typically in urban environments on building walls, are getting the attention of others with their high impact design. These artful projections are similar to what some might refer to as “projection bombing.” These projections are showing that an outside of a building can be more than just a wall, but a new opportunity and canvas for design. Companies like Obscura Digital have taken the typical grafitti-like shapes projected on a flat surface and transformed them into real-life movies onto non-traditional structures. Projection bombing is even finding its way into schools. Wilmington City Schools got the community involved by having them send in a text completing the phrase “I need art because…” in support of the arts in schools. The texts were then projected onto silos in the middle of the city. These projections are proving to us that they are becoming a new canvas for design.
Wilmington City Schools in Wilmington, OH promote the support of the arts in schools by projecting on city buildings.
Photography for our new collection, Light Series, was inspired by overlapping lines and shapes from light, like seen below. Like the projections seen above, Light Series features shards of color and jabs of light while living in a state of perpetual motion. Visit our showroom during NeoCon at 10-167 to view our projection bombing-inspired design.
(Left) Projection bombing, featured on city buildings, inspires our new collection (right) Light Series
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