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2 November 2019

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

So we're pleased to present the 226th in our series of Saturday matinees today: Reuben Wu's Trip to Bolivia.

This 3:45 video follows landscape photographer Reuben Wu to Bolivia where he composes some of the images of his Lux Noctis projects using the new Phase One XT travel camera.

The XT is a full-frame medium format camera in a travel-friendly package, pairing Phase One's IQ4 Infinity platform with Rodenstock optics. Wu, who is an official ambassador for Phase One, grabbed one "to explore new places as if they were unknown territory."

Oddly enough, though, it isn't just the $56,990 camera that makes this piece intriguing. It's the lighting.

When you think of landscape photography, you naturally think daylight. Because landscapes are invisible at night.

But Wu found a way to see landscapes at night and it's mesmerizing.

In some cases the lighting itself seems to be the subject. We find that experiment takes the concept a bit too far. But where the lighting remains in the background the results are fascinating.

You can see more of Wu's work on his site, at Instagram account and at Behance.

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