His ongoing series Lux Noctis is ‘influenced by a confluence of 19th century romantic painting and science fiction which is expressed in the dramatic ways each drone lights the earthen subjects from above.’ [source: thisiscolossal.com
Today Reuben Wu is once more setting himself at a new crossroad: “I’m in a place where I’m willing to go beyond photography. I see my art as a 3D experience. I have been thinking of a work as a 360 video or VR experience ––but even stating “VR” or “360” seems limiting in definition because it dictates specific equipment. Something that affects one’s sense of time and space, with the use of slow motion, time lapse, and distortion of time, space and scale. Sharing an experience unfamiliar while familiar. Alike Lux Noctis, where something familiar became alien.” He’s also interested in augmented reality that’s ‘more inclusive and organic, because you see with your eyes’.
Reuben faces an obstacle. Despite his background in design and engineering, he’s not yet savvy in these technics. And his aversion for directorial roles –– which he feels ‘awkward and selfish’, leave him hesitant: ‘It’s easier for me to work in my skillsets. When I do music and photography I don’t need to direct, I just do.'