'Lux Noctis' By Reuben Wu
Reuben Wu is a photographer, film-maker and music producer and co-founder of the band Ladytron. In his visual work, he is driven not just by the urge to create imagery, but by a desire to explore new places as if they were unknown territory, constantly open to serendipity and with an eye for the unnoticed and the hidden. Photographs, like music, can create an echo of a time and a place. To Reuben, his images are more than pictures, they are fragments of memory and imagination.
Lux Noctis is an award-winning series of photographs depicting landscapes within the framework of traditional landscape photography, but influenced by ideas of planetary exploration, 19th century sublime romantic painting, and science fiction. Reuben imagines these scenes transformed into undiscovered landscapes which renew our perceptions of our world.