Light painting is a fascinating technique that’s evolved over the last few years from the humble flashlight into an elaborate array of tools, gadgets, gizmos, and even apps, with ever more wild and creative results being produced on a daily basis.
4 years ago Jason D. Page set out to create a Light Painting series called Electric Universe. The idea was to shoot lightning storms and then Light Paint stars
and planets into the image creating a lightning filled universe all on one single frame of film. As the project progressed Jason’s idea for a whole series quickly turned into a quest to just get one good image. Obviously doing this on film, while needing a good lighting photo as a base is not trivial and Jason never imagined how difficult it would be.
That last photo though Is one that Jason is proud of and and he sent it over to share with DIYP readership.
Photographer Jason D. Page (previous) created the Icons series, where he photographed, or actually light painted a series of icons. Each icon was cut into a stencil and then was light painted in 5 similar (but not exact) variation. The results, including icons like Bill Clinton, John Lennon, James Dean, Merlin Monroe and a few others are quite trippy. [Read more…]
Here at DIYP we are always for some awesome light painting. Jason D. Page definitely answers to this definition.
Ina short teaser for his upcoming documentary, Jason shows some great light painting photographs and behind the scenes of how they were made, along with his concept of Light painting:
“Calling light painting a photographic technique, would be the same thing as calling painting a canvas technique or calling drawing a sketch pad technique. Light painting is its own art form“. The movie and some more awesome light paintings after the jump. [Read more…]