Artists Captures Musicians’ Movements in Light

You can use your imagination to visualize music or you can find a way to truly make it visible. Canadian artist Stephen Orlando has decided to do the latter.

As part of his Motion Exposure series, the Ontario-based photographer handed violinists and cellists bows affixed with multicolored lights and asked them to play. These custom bows, combined with a low-light setting and a long exposure, make for photographs that turn small movements into shining bands of color. [Source]

This isn’t the first time Orlando has used this technique, previously capturing the movements “of friends kayaking and paddle boarding across wide bodies of water and skating across ice rinks during games of hockey.”

You can check out more of Stephen Orlando’s work on his website, Facebook, and Instagram.