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Twisting Around the Light

Bullet time light-painting takes two well known photography techniques and combines them in a completely new and interesting way. [more inside]
posted by quin on Apr 26, 2012 - 8 comments

Ghosts of Light

Wittner Fabrice uses light stencils to create photographs which look unreal and occasionally unsettling. [more inside]
posted by quin on Feb 1, 2012 - 8 comments

Waving Torches At Things

Light painting (also known as light drawing or light graffiti) is a photographic technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. In many cases the light source itself does not have to appear in the image. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources. The first known photographer to use this technique was Man Ray in his series "Space Writing" created in 1935. The photographer Ellen Carey discovered Man Ray's signature signed by penlight nearly 74 years after the pictures had been taken” (wiki) [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Sep 19, 2011 - 9 comments

NSFE (Not Safe For Electrosensitives)

Unless you are in an extremely remote location, your environment is likely filled with an invisible mesh of dozens of wireless signals, silently communicating. What would you see if that electronic aether was made visible? Some attempts to do just that: lightpainting the “electronic terrain” of WiFi in Oslo, “Immaterials”, visualizing the volume and shape of RFID signals, and a delightful little Rube Goldberg-esque film of devices and objects influencing each other in a chain reaction of nearfield wireless communication. Also: Wireless in the World and its sequel, along with Magnetic Movie.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Mar 5, 2011 - 18 comments

Light Painting

The light paintings of Picasso photographed by Life photographer Gjon Mili in 1949 are well known, but the photographs that inspired Picasso (figure skating 1, 2, 3, 4, etc) are not nearly as frequently noted. Mili also traced the movement of a bow of a violin, fencers and a housewife. Examples of light painting that are not a tiring overuse of the technique seem to be few and far between since then. [more inside]
posted by ianbanks on Dec 13, 2009 - 8 comments

Light-Paint Piano Player

Light-paint Piano Player, a short video by Ryan Cashman. (SLVimeo) (Via this small anthology of videos, which would have been the main link if so many of the best ones hadn't already appeared on the blue. Also: previously featured light painting.)
posted by DaDaDaDave on Jul 7, 2009 - 1 comment

Making their mark

Lightmark Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke of Germany create fabulous fine art images via light painting. In a word: beautiful. [more inside]
posted by bwg on Aug 30, 2008 - 5 comments

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