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A Drone, Strobe Lights, And Some Tape Created This Mystic Photo Series

This setup could probably be used for a top-notch popup rave.

by Zach Sokol
Feb 20 2014, 7:00pm

Drone art is no new creative field, but it's always interesting to see an artistic interpretation of a problematic topic, especially when made through do-it-yourself means. Theòry of knöwledge, a new photo series from Montreal-based photographer/art director, Benoit Paillé, explores the "decontextualization of a boring landscape" through use of a quadcopter. In Paillé's own words: "Quadcopter + duct tape = flying strobe," or a cunning homemade operation that strives to capture "a Homo erectus female in a metaphysical state of trance." 

Self-explanatory enough, the project includes an array of photos detailing abandoned structures in the middle of the night, as well as illuminated models who look like they've spotted a UFO (well, in a sense, they have...). Explore the dronescapes below, as well as some GIFs of the strobe-drone in action. This set up could make for an amazing popup rave. 

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See more of Benoit Paillé's work at his website.