Belfast based photographer Michael Taylor's Lumen series is an investigation of light itself. It is part of a lifetime project in which various aspects of light are explored in separate bodies of work... Michaels aim is to let light reveal itself!
The first body of work focuses on luminescence and primarily investigates light using electroluminescent (EL) wire. A current is passed through a copper wire causing the surrounding phosphor coating to emit light. The wire was wrapped around/within custom made costumes worn by the model. The models movements were then recorded, introducing a kinetic element. Images were also made using opaque and transparent mannequins.
Eleven40 are currently featuring a select few of Michaels images prior to a full exhibition to be announced.