Amazing Drone-Illumiated Photographs by Reuben Wu

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Visual artist and music producer Reuben Wu became a household name for his unique photos that combine lighted drone patterns with complete observations of natural land formations.

In his visual work, he’s inspired not only to create imagery but to explore new places particularly to the unnoticed and hidden locations.

His project, titled Lux Noctis, is an award-winning series of photographs portraying uncommon landscapes, “influenced by ideas of planetary exploration, 19th century sublime romantic painting, and science fiction,” his website reads.

As part of the series, Wu travelled to Peru to visit the Pastoruri Glacier, one of the remaining glaciers in South America’s tropical areas. It is located at 17,000 feet above sea level in the Cordillera Blance mountain range.

“I photographed Pastoruri glacier with conflicted feelings. I wanted to show evidence of its alarming retreat due to climate change. Yet, I was drawn to the epic scale of the existing ice which towered above. In the end I leaned to show the latter, but each photograph represents a bleak reality, a diminishing memory of what once stood,” he wrote on Instagram.

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Isolated Mass #imaginarymagnitude #luxnoctisproject

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Here’s a clip of the beautiful short film of my trip to Pastoruri Glacier in Peru, produced by @courageous_studio and made possible by @coorslight. Very grateful for the opportunity to continue my project at this location and make this series. You can watch the whole film LINK IN BIO . . Director of Production – Lindsay Washick Director – @ryan_beickert Line Producer – Jenny Rose Starwalt Fixer – Maxim Holland Fixer/Guide – @aymariagabriela DP – @andrewsmith.mov AC – @pattyrach Local Drone Tech – @ivanthibaud Audio Mixer – @sebaslegaspi Paramedic – Carlin Yabar Climbing Expert – Michel Henestroza Production Coordinator – Jessica DeLa Rosa Editor – Anais Blondet Medina Assistant Editor – Brad Kimbrough Assistant Editor – Matt Chao Assistant Editor – Alan Wertz Activations – Jessica Kudlacik Activations – @daniellepward

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