At its most elementary level, photography is merely a series of light rays reflecting off surfaces, finding their way through a camera lens and burning an organized image onto a light sensitive surface. The implications of this are the subject matter of lens based mediums. Flares is an HD video installation that depicts moving lens flares made entirely out of digital formulations. The flare is a refraction that can happen on the lens of a camera, it has been used as a moment of transcendence, or outer-worldly effect in movies such as Easy Rider or Star Trek. This work isolates the organic effect created completely by the computer without the 'real' of subject matter.