No, not digitally retouched photos but, rather, the all-natural phenomenon of Crown Shyness where the uppermost branches of certain tree species avoid each other in the forest canopy.
First discovered in the 1920s, the exact cause is unclear: whether the result of trees rubbing against one another or an active process by which the available light needed for photosynthesis is ‘shared’.
‘Un albero, un anno‘ – a short by Bruno D’Amicis & Umberto Esposito who used a locked-off camera to observe the diverse range of wildlife passing by a single tree in the Apennines in Calabria over the course of a year.
A lamp designed by Leslie Nooteboom that projects animated patches of light on walls – mimicking the appearance of what the Japanese callkomorebi (patches of sunlight reflected off water or filtering though leaves).
The idea is to add soothing ambience to high rise spaces usually denied such simple pleasures.