Stunning night-time Glendalough images to be unveiled in new exhibition, ‘In a Different Light’

Stunning new night-time images from Glendalough are to be unveiled in a new exhibition by multi-award-winning photographer Peter Gordon in the Mart Gallery, Rathmines from May 17th -27th.

Titled ‘In a Different Light’, the exhibition will feature dramatic new photography that captures depictions of Glendalough taken by Dublin-native Gordon, who painstakingly explored the invigorating landscape and wildlife in the darkness, using a video light to create the remarkable pictures in solitude for his new exhibition. The use of such light allowed him to shape the Glendalough landscape in ways that couldn’t possibly be achieved in daytime with natural light.

Luminance Switching on the light when everything is dark can really change your perspective. Photographed in Glendalough.

The landscape became a space that no longer had boundaries, and the outcome was ‘In a Different Light’, a collection of 12 still images and a time-lapse piece featuring the incredible sounds of Moderat, a German electronic music supergroup. Gordon created movement within the time-lapse piece to reflect the soundtrack while using the movement of light to make the visual more dynamic and otherworldly.

Speaking about his new exhibition ‘In a Different Light’, photographer Peter Gordon said, “I have a spilt personality photographically. One guy is the workshop leader that helps others take better pictures, the other guy is the photographer that takes pictures of things that inspire him based on instinct, whether that be in the dark, on my own, in the dead of night, or trying to transform the darkness into light.  For this exhibition, I became sensitised again to the imagery and to the landscape, reinventing something utterly familiar into something uniquely unfamiliar.”

Speed of Light Watching the world rotate in the dead of night. There’s so much movement but everything is still. Captured in Glendalough.

Gordon added: “Moderat’s unique sound really inspired the visual. Eventually, I came to love being there alone. It’s genuinely inspiring to be surrounded by nature and not another human in sight. These images and the time-lapse are underpinned by reconnection and introspection, with Glendalough the perfect backdrop to take on this challenge.”

To see more of Peter’s work visit his website Peter Gordan Photography

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