Aeroglyphs: long-exposure shots of light drones

Reuben Wu of English band Ladytron is also a photographer, and his Aeroglyphs blew me away: "an ongoing series of large temporary geometries traced by light carrying drones in space. " Prints are available in his online shop, and he's just been profiled by National Geographic.

The idea was born from a mistake. One night near Death Valley, California, Wu set a camera to make a time-lapse series in the dark. A pickup truck drove by and washed out the scene with its harsh headlights.

At first, says Wu, "I was really annoyed. But when I looked at the images, I was fascinated. Here was artificial lighting in a natural environment."