Just like the anti-tobacco campaigns of the late 20th century, doctors are sounding alarms about the health risks of poor air quality in our cities, and through Unmask My City – a new initiative developed by the Global Climate and Health Alliance and my organisation, the Global Call for Climate Action – are aiming draw attention to the public health crisis air pollution is driving.
This video uses a new light painting method to explore the impacts of lingering radioactivity in Fukushima and Chernobyl-impacted Russia, on communities.
Inspired by the Immaterials project (https://vimeo.com/20412632) the process uses a custom-made LED stick, connected to a geiger counter, which shows radiation levels in the environment in real time. Coupled with a long camera exposure, we created ribbons of light around homes, businesses, and community areas in Japan and Russia.
I realised that at higher ISOs the Olympus OMD does decent, if not particularly sharp, infrared footage, so I spent an hour filming on the way to lunch last weekend.