Reuben Wu Transforms your Wilderness with Light Carrying Drones in Space Reuben Wu’s art just keeps evolving. When we first featured him in 2015, he was re-contextualising frequently photographed “uncommon” places. Then, he went on to document the total opposite in rarely photographed, remote locations of Norway. Now, Reuben has further developed his art by modifying his landscape photographs with geometric shapes created by artificial light-carrying drones in a new series entitled Aeroglyphs. The results show scenery filled with dreamy, surreal shapes that cast luminous shadows on the ground below. We exchanged fun, rapid-fire questions with the British photographer, musician, and filmmaker to learn more. THE PLUS: Night or Day? Reuben Wu: Right in between. An hour after sunset/before sunrise is my favourite time. TP: Tea or Coffee? RW: Coffee in the USA. Tea in the UK. TP: Three words describing your artistic style. RW: Light Space Modulator. TP: Oceans or Mountains? RW: Mountains are the closest to my heart. TP: The biggest changes in your style or life as a creative since we first spoke in 2015? RW: I think I was struggling at the time with the challenge of how to elevate landscape photography to a place which felt like I had real creative ownership. It just seemed like cheating, taking credit for pointing a camera at a beautiful landscape, and I realised that using technology I could show a familiar place in an unfamiliar light, and change people’s perceptions in a powerful way. TP: Your biggest inspiration in one word. RW: Imagination. TP: Autumn, Spring, Summer or Winter? RW: Winter. TP: Spontaneous or planned? RW: Plantaneous. TP: Analogue or digital? RW: I don’t care. All that matters is whether it’s a good picture or not. TP: Books or TV? RW: Books. TP: Introvert or Extrovert? RW: Introvert. TP: Three words describing your perfect photo shoot. RW: Time. Space. Memory. TP: If you could only listen to one music artist for the next week, who would it be? RW: Boards of Canada. TP: What is a one-word location of your best memory? RW: Wilderness.