Sriram Murali, an analyst at Google who’s also an amateur astrophotographer, has created a beautiful short film showing how light pollution hides the night sky.
LOST IN LIGHT features timelapses of the night sky from nine different locations in California and Oregon, each of which has a different light pollution rating. As you can see, the difference is absolutely shocking.
In fact, many of his Murali’s friends and colleagues believed he had created the starry sky in post production. Some of the time lapses took Murali up to three weeks to film, as well as countless hours driving to the specific locations, but the result was definitely worth it.
“The night skies remind us of our place in the Universe. Imagine if we lived under skies full of stars. That reminder we are a tiny part of this cosmos, the awe and a special connection with this remarkable world would make us much better beings – more thoughtful, inquisitive, empathetic, kind and caring.” (Sriram Murali aus HUH Magazine UK)
2016 | Sriram Murali | USA