Shooting the Stars from the Most Light-Polluted Country in the World


Singapore is known to be the most light-polluted city on Earth, so it’s not exactly the go-to destination for astrophotography. But there are talented astrophotographers working on the island city-state, and this 3-minute documentary titled “Galactic Paint” is about one of them.

Made by Singapore-based documentary storyteller Ong Kah Jing of OKJ Works, the film features amateur photographer Ivan Bok.

The stars may be shrouded by the city lights in a place like Singapore, but Bok overcomes this by capturing multiple hours of light over multiple nights from his low-rise balcony window and then piecing the imagery together into clear views of galactic wonders.

Here’s a selection of photos Bok has made:






You can follow along with Bok’s work on his website, Twitter, and Instagram.





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