The legality of urban exploration may be questionable but there’s nothing unlawful about creative light art, or light graffiti. This colourful form of expression adopts cameras to capture ephemeral images that leave no residue in their wake. Environmentally friendly – like reverse graffiti – light graffiti differs from other forms of street and urban art where the debate between vandalism and creativity rages.
Of course, creating such “graffiti” in abandoned places that are off-limits to the public may ultimately counter the legality of this light art. But there’s no denying the brilliant glow adds a new dimension to the visually striking abandoned wine cellar in Odessa, Ukraine. Amazingly, the forgotten barrels beneath the cellar’s vaulted ceiling contained wine from 1986 – judging by its abandonment, this perhaps wasn’t the finest vintage.