From Chicago to the Moon
The moon, whether full, like tonight, or new, is night’s constant attendant and day’s forever curious guest. Long ago it was born of violence, its fate written by physics to face us forever in tethered reflection, maintaining a waxing and waning stare toward its gravitational parent, locked by and forcing its tides upon us.
Philip Bloom’s video captures that distant pull, using the atmospherically distorted abstractions of Chicago’s towering skyscrapers, peeking over the horizon in a sunset’s fading glow, to imagine the surge of tide, a swelling Lake Michigan reaching toward the passing moon.
Captured in 4K, using up to 6400 mm of optical teleportation (AKA “lenses”), it uses natural elements - Earth’s curvature and detailed shots of the the moon - to weave a powerful story of tides, and the pull of our lunar satellite on Earth … and those who live here.
Can you tell I loved it? Read more about how Bloom filmed it here.
Bonus: If you liked this, then you’ll love Mark Gee’s real-time silhouette moonrise.