Helvetia by night
Hunting for stars with Alessandro Della Bella
A visual tribute to the overwhelming beauty of Switzerland at night. This is the only way to describe the stunning time-lapse short films by Swiss photographer Alessandro Della Bella. Using up to five cameras, he produced thousands of images - predominantly on the peaks of the Swiss mountain landscape - on moonless nights, and strung these together to create a time-lapse movie.
His choice of location is, in his own words, usually spontaneous. He chooses a target depending on time, moon phase, weather forecast, availability and personal interest. After arriving - often with around 50kg of equipment - he begins the first test shots in order to set up the cameras, some of which are motion-controlled.
The History of Photography from Its Beginnings to Today
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