Light Pollution
The publication is the result of a photographic exploration of the subject of »light pollution«. The focus is on the effects of the phenomenon on nocturnal moths, an important pollinator group.

​​​​​​​Consisting of three photographic series the project shows images of the night sky, roughly based on the Bortle scale (a scale that measures the night sky’s brightness of a particular point of observation). 
In a second series one can experience images that capture the confused flight of moths in front of a bright lamp via long time exposure. 
The last series is dedicated to the beauty and filigree details of the little night revellers. Cyanotypes that ban the print of collected, dead moths on paper interrupt the sequence of images.

Bortle Scale Class 8, Hanover

Bortle Scale Class 7, Halle an der Saale

Since classes 1 and 2 of the Bortle scale are no longer represented in Central Europe, the corresponding images have been replaced by an empty space—a transparent cutout.
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