Inspiration and Education

”museumWhen lighting a space, I usually do so as if I was lighting a piece of fine art. One exception to this is if the client wants to show off the natural lighting of the space.

Maybe I am the only person who finds “The art of art museum lighting” an engrossing read, but as a photographer, light is a big deal. Photography in its most basic sense literally means “drawing with light”.

Wikipedia defines it this way:

The word “photography” was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), “light” and γραφή (graphé) “representation by means of lines” or “drawing”, together meaning “drawing with light”.

Light is, therefore, an essential element in photography. Additionally, as Hannah Crowell aptly stated in the above article, lighting is not just about visibility but also about perception. ”At its core, lighting design is about controlling what is light and what is dark to help tell a story.”

What is your story?

-Robert Wilson

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