Extreme Exposures: Light Landscapes Get Hours to Shoot
Article by Urbanist, filed underneath Photography & Video in the Ar2rk class.
Most light photographers focus on generating a shape in the foreground in a matter of seconds, then setting it against a dark static backdrop – this artist usually animates every inch of the frame.
Finnish artist Janne Parviainen of Helsinki requires these all-encompassing, extended-publicity shots in excess of numerous minutes (even hrs at instances), each and every line representing mere seconds along the way.
As surreal as they seem, there is no submit-production involved. Aside from props and plans, even their creator cannot truly see what he is generating them till they are finished.
Parviainen was an oil painter previously, but pivoted when an accidental long-duration photograph of streetlights, clicked on a nighttime stroll, triggered a fascination with lighting. Now utilizing light as paint, he employs a new series palettes and brushes. Glowsticks, light strings, strobes and flashlights assist him animate every thing from human figures to abandoned cars.
He begins tracing what is there and then adds his own haunting portraits and inventive twists to the scenes he sets. The results are so saturated with light that it is sometimes tough to inform what is actually behind them and what he created from scratch along the way – what is foreground, background or sheer imagination.