User Spotlight: Dreem Chasr

I spent an absolutely embarrassing amount of time verifying that Dreem Chasr's images were above board. I know, it's kind of lame to start off a feature by admitting skepticism, but come on. Look at this stuff. It is—and I do mean this flatteringly—unreal. Consistently, curiously unreal.

Of course, since this piece exists, the results of my brow furrowing and key-mashing were all kosher. The human behind Dreem Chasr is incredibly gifted, and while part of that gift is living in Southern California (inarguably one of the most photogenic places in the world), the bulk of it lies in our nameless shooter’s dedication. So many of the images at languagethrulight are long exposure shots in weirdly-lit locales. It’s challenging, daunting work that require plenty of conservative has an almost narcotic-like clarity to it: it’s uncanny, dreamily real.

Languagethrulight also utilizes our Eclipse theme quite nicely. Its minimalist design and straightforward organization help to group Dreem Chasr’s incredible work into perfect, reader-friendly feeds. And, as is a common refrain in these user spotlights, we’re genuinely honored by seeing such fantastic work housed in ours.

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The famous Horseshoe Bend.

Words alone cannot describe this breath-taking view. This is one of the most intimidating landscapes that I have ever photographed. The best vantage points (and the most dangerous) are those closest to the edge. There are no guard rails, no fences- the psychological barrier of your own fear is what keeps you from getting too close and falling 1000 ft to your death.

The above photograph requires an explanation.

The image quality in this photo is quite lacking. With an ISO of 16000, it’s pretty noisy. However, this is the most important photograph I made that evening. Wanna know why?

See the “glow” in the water in the lower third of the frame? That glow is produced by bioluminescent plankton. That night was the first time I have ever encountered this natural phenomenon. The water would light up with the breaking of the waves. It was completely surreal.