Encountering the Unknown: Eerily Beautiful Visions by Severin Ettlin

Severin Ettlin, HOMOLUX - illuminated body on forest path

Severin Ettlin is a photographer based in Lucerne, Switzerland, whose images carry an ethereal quality, blending the “mysteries of light, form, and color in a way that reflects [the artist’s] view of reality.” In his titled “Homolux,” an eerie, glowing figure is replicated in various environments, ranging from the deep woods to city streets. The glowing silhouette was created using what Ettlin describes as an “arsenal” of flashlights and LED panels. By inserting eruptions of magic into everyday scenes, “Homolux” instills both fascination and fear—the feelings we experience when encountered by an unknown.

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Images © Severin Ettlin

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