Stunning photo project explores our complex relationship with the night sky
Time-lapse artists and filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović have spent the last three years traveling through North America and documenting the increasing impact of light pollution on our ability to see the dark sky. Their resulting project, "SKYGLOW" is a gorgeous hard-cover book and video series named after the term for the level brightness of the night sky as a result of light pollution. (Watch the video trailer above.) After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the duo took their cameras to incredible locations like Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano and Alberta, Canada, to see the northern lights. The result of their efforts "takes viewers on a visual journey through time, exploring our civilization’s evolving relationship with light and the night sky through the ages," according to the authors.