• These Magical Glacier Projections are More Than Just Pretty Pictures
Feature Image by: Vaughan Brookfield

These Magical Glacier Projections are More Than Just Pretty Pictures

21st August 2017, 06:00pm

January 2017: We put the word out that we’re searching for professional visual creators with personal projects needing support. For each project selected by our expert panel, we provide: funding, equipment, technical support and promotion. 

Fast-forward to today, the first project to be released — as part of the Show Us What’s Possible creative incubator —grabbed the panel’s attention immediately. 

Petrina Hicks, part of the review panel, says the project, “stood out because of its originality.” And that it’s, “clearly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible through the creation of these photographic sculptures in the New Zealand landscape.”

The idea belongs to creative duo, Vaughan Brookfield and Tom Lynch — an advertising photographer and sound and lighting producer respectively. The collaboration is responsible for some of the most beautiful large-scale projections on various facades of Mother Nature you’ll ever see (think waterfalls, mountains and cliffs).

But, for the project they put forward to the Show Us What’s Possible review panel the pair stepped it up a notch. 

Their plan was to project images onto the rapidly receding Tasman Glacier in New Zealand.  As Vaughan puts it, “we want to remind people of the effects humans are having on the environment.” 

Georges Antoni, from the review panel, says to him the appeal of the project comes from, ”the link to nature, and how it highlights such a critical issue in a beautiful, yet simple, way.”

After being chosen as the first Show Us What’s Possible official selection, Vaughan and Tom headed off in pursuit of their creative vision; the journey being documented every step of the way by filmmaker Heath Patterson.

But that’s enough from us — if you haven’t already, click here to watch the short film.


Sand stone projected on glacier
Tasman Glacier projection created by Vaughan Brookfield and Tom Lynch. Shot Notes: 1/2" | f5

Heart image projected on glacier
Tasman Glacier projection created by Vaughan Brookfield and Tom Lynch. Shot Notes: 1" | f2.8

Mud cracks projected on glacier
Tasman Glacier projection created by Vaughan Brookfield and Tom Lynch. Shot Notes: 1 " | f3.5

Curious about the gear used for this epic project?

Vaughan shot these images on an EOS-1D X Mark II  using an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM and EF 70-200 f2.8L IS USM.

Tom's projections were created using the Canon XEED WUX6010 projector.

Heath's video was shot with an EOS C300 Mark II.

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