tupac martir

A beautiful quote on being a lighting designer from Tupac Martir via an interview on ARRI’s site:

Why are you fascinated by light?

Because it allows me to hide! I love what light can do, how it enhances an idea or creates a poignant moment – every time the audience takes a picture they are capturing a moment that has been carefully created with light. Most people are not aware of how much light brings to their life, how much it influences how they feel – their mood and behavior. I love the idea that by creating the scene I become part of your life without you noticing and most important without you even knowing that I exist, or realizing that I thought about how you would feel in that moment. It’s not a dark art, as some would like to tell you; I feel it is the most beautiful way of existing in a person’s life, without ever meeting them.

I also enjoy the video about Martir’s work: