16.7.10

URBAN
STENCILS

Graffiti-ridden derelict sites have been given
a much needed face-lift with extraordinary
light art by Tigtab from Melbourne.

Each image is created with the help of stencils.
They are placed on light boxes lined with silver foil.
These intricate designs are revealed after a
burst from a camera flash lights up the
inside of the box very briefly.

Tigtab moves around the room, tunnel or drain
repositioning the stencils and firing the flash
repeatedly while the shutter of the camera is
left open to create complex designs


She said: "My photos are predominantly shot
using urban backdrops. I find beauty in decay -
those abandoned and forgotten places all
around us. By bringing light into the
darkness of each space, it fills that space
for a moment in time, and highlights
both their beauty and
impermanence."


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