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Month: February 2018

Maker Faire Lille 2018

We recently saw some footage online from an event called Maker Faire in Lille, France. There was some light painting presence there so we decided to contact Ghislain Decq who was part of this and ask him about the interesting event. Below are his answers Q: Please introduce yourself. Name, age, where do you come from, occupation etc R: Hello my name is Ghislain Decq, I’m 44 years old. I live in the north of France. I have two jobs, designer in aluminium carpentry and artist/photographer. Q: We saw online some images and videos of you and some others participating...

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Light Painting and Art Therapy: A Personal Perspective by Christina Vasquez

This post is written by art therapist Christina Vasquez from Wichita, Kansas. All light paintings are made by her. Short bio on the bottom of the page.   Many thanks to the Light Painting Blog for the opportunity to write about my experience with Light Painting and Art Therapy. It was an honor to co-author with Jukka Laine the Digital Art Therapy chapter, Therapeutic Light Painting Photography: A Collaborative Approach to Visual Transformation and Empowerment (2017, Garner). The focus of the chapter was to share clinical interventions, risks, benefits, and observations. As I sat down to write this post,...

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Photo of the Week 7

PHOTO OF THE WEEK 7 This week, our artist of the month for February Tim Gamble went again through all your pics with the #lightpaintingblog hashtag. And his choice for this weeks featured image is by Gareth Nathan.   Here is a couple of words from Tim for his choice: I don’t really know what’s going on here and that’s why I love it so much. Really fresh work here.   You can find  more of his work on his Flickr and Instagram accounts Congrats Gareth!   USE #LIGHTPAINTINGBLOG There are daily features on our Instagram account and once per week, the Artist of the month will be selecting one to be...

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Lightpainters United – (part 2) – The Path of Light

  This is the official release of The Path of Light – A documentary series!!     and we continue the second part of the Lightpainters United – Berlin 2017 meetup report… you can find the first part here in case you missed it!   DAY 2 – Teufelsberg / Malzfabrik Old NSA facility in the middle of a park in Berlin used to spy communications of the Russian side. Nowadays used as a cultural place for events, exhibitions, artist residence etc. Drone footage by Phill Fisher himself…  multi talented this guy… Lightpainter…translator… pilot… 🙂 As you can see  the...

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Lightpainters United – Berlin 2017 (part 1)

Lightpainters united SO IT BEGAN It was beginning of last August when I got a message from Dan Chick on FB. There was a meetup happening in Berlin in September, limited places were available, but because someone had cancelled, I could join. The list of light painters attending was : The Aurora Movement, who was organising the whole thing: Mafu Fuma, Gunnar Heilmann and Seb Buschikowskie Sven Gerald and Marla Singer (Lichtkunstfoto) and their son Erik Monika Sandel Dan Chick and Nancy from the USA Palateth from Belgium Frodo Alvarez DKL, Sfhir , Sasa and Nacho Cosio from Spain Mass...

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Photo of the Week 6

PHOTO OF THE WEEK 6 Our artist of the month for February Tim Gamble, has chosen again  from  your pics again with the #lightpaintingblog hashtag for this week. This featured image is by Olivier Faÿ.   Here is a couple of words from Tim for his choice: I love how complicated and crazy it is and the fact that he shared pictures of each of the elements on Facebook   Check out his Instagram account, and website where you can find more of his work. Well done Olivier!        USE #LIGHTPAINTINGBLOG There are daily features on our Instagram account and once per week, the Artist of the month will be selecting one to...

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Light Paint Box – LUX Helsinki 2018

Light Paint Box – LUX Helsinki 2018 In the beginning of January every year there is a big light festival here in Finland, LUX Helsinki.  Inspired by other light festivals around the world ( I believe Fete des Lumieres in Lyon was the first one…)  the idea is to light up the city for 5 days in the middle of the darkest period of the winter. For those who don’t really know much about  Finland, I think there are two main words that can describe the situation: dark and cold… During the “Polar night” or “Kaamos” which is the period around the winter solstice...

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Flashlight Review: Klarus XT2CR & TRS1

Disclaimer This review is of the Klarus XT2CR flashlight and TRS1 remote pressure switch. The Klarus XT2CR was sent to me for an honest review by GearBest. Product page link.  No other payment, or commission was receieved. The TRS1 pressure switch was purchased by myself from liteshop.com.au Construction The Klarus XT line of flashlights is popular with light painting photographers due to the dual tail switch “tactical” user interface. The Klarus XT2CR is a little brother to the XT11GT and XT12GT flashlights, being in an 18650 tube light class (i.e head diameter is same as the body diameter). It uses...

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Photo of the Week 5

PHOTO OF THE WEEK 5 Our artist of the month for February Tim Gamble, has made his first selection from all your pics again with the #lightpaintingblog hashtag for this week. This featured image is by Manuel Paul.   Here is a couple of words from Tim for his choice: Always a treat to see what madness will come next from Manuel. Crazy good line up and epic colour choice. Banger.   Check out his Instagram account, and Flickr account where you can find more of his work. Well done Manuel!       USE #LIGHTPAINTINGBLOG There are daily features on our Instagram account and once per week, the Artist of the month will...

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Artist of The Month February – Tim Gamble

Artist of The Month February – Tim Gamble Do you ever get this feeling when you first discover something or someone, that you are the first one to discover him.. That no one else knows about this? Even if you know that’s obviously stupid .. That’s how I felt when I first bumped into Tim Gamble.  He was on his first 365-project when I started following him on Flickr. I could immediately tell the guy had something going on… and boy was I right…   His “game” is getting better and better every day ( cause he is constantly working on it..!! btw check this...

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