It was during a night waiting for the northern lights that didn’t appear that Frank Stelges and his friend Tobias Gelston had the idea of capturing spinning steel wool. German photographer based in Alaska, Frank Stelges opened Aurora Bear with his wife Miriam, where he offers photography lessons to immortalize the northern lights. The exercise of spinning steel wool, which was initially intended to enable its students to practice the manual adjustments of their camera, was finally transformed into a shooting by drone, to immortalize the phenomenon seen from the sky. His breathtaking images offer a new perspective of spinning steel wool, whose sparks light up the dark Alaskan night.
Images : © Frank Stelges