Author: Janne Parviainen
Artist of the Month December – Darren Pearson Our choice for December is the American light painter, Darren Pearson. Darren is famous for his amazing talents in drawing with light. He has made epic stop-motion videos of light painted skeletons and skaters, which have gone viral on the web and has been featured on major blogs about his dinosaur skeleton light paintings. We asked Darren some questions which he kindly answered in the video above. Thank you, Darren!...Read More
Samuli Kemppi: Pouring Over – A Light painted music video Light Painted music video – Case Study Pouring Over is an ambitious, over six minutes long light painted music video for the Finnish techno producer Samuli Kemppi. The video is directed and edited by Helsinki-based artist VJ Indigo, who is a very familiar name in Helsinki’s techno scene. The light paintings on the video are done by Janne Parviainen and Hannu Huhtamo. Samuli Kemppi is a Helsinki-based producer, dj, radio host, promoter and a label owner. Kemppi’s musical style draws from the deeper frequencies of deep house...Read More
Behind the scenes – Studio process In the video, you see the whole process of approximately three months, squeezed into two minutes. Let yourself go Often when I’m working at the studio I have a certain idea of what I want to create, but in the end come up with something completely different. I like working with an open mind and try to go with the new ideas the work might bring during the process. Letting yourself go from the original idea and developing it further, where the art work wants to go, is a very...Read More
Tutorial – How to draw a lightman Adding the lightman figure to your photos is a great way to add more storytelling power to them. Ever since I first invented to trace my body with a lightstick in 2009 to create this luminous creature I have been totally hooked to it! I have made the video at my studio in bright light in order to have a good quality for the video. Remember to always shoot the light painting photos in low light, otherwise, you’ll just end up with an overexposed image! Drawing the lightman The basic...Read More
Light Painting Tutorial – How to draw a light painting skeleton I often receive questions how I create the light painted skeletons in my photos. Because of that, I will start my series of light painting video tutorials with it. The set up for the photo I have made the video at my studio in bright light in order to have a good quality of the video. Remember to always shoot the light painting photos in low light, otherwise, you’ll just end up with an overexposed image! The set up for the photo One thing to take in...Read More
The Light Painting Blog’s Artist of the Month – Hannu Huhtamo Hannu Huhtamo is a light artist and a musician from Helsinki, Finland. Hannu has created a very signature style of light painting where he draws luminous sculptures and flowers into northern landscapes and abandoned buildings. Hannu’s work has gotten lately amazing success with his latest video on BoredPanda gaining over 12 million views and with articles on CNN’s Great Big Story and Discovery Channel! Congratulations Hannu for the well-deserved recognition! The Light Painting Blog interviewed Hannu about his work and how everything got started, not forgetting his...Read More
Regardless of all the visual beauty and innovation in light painting lately it is still very often lacking one critical factor; the story. As being a photographer, I would think telling the audience something with your photos is something you feel strongly about. In my opinion, the stories the pictures tell, are the main reason they even exist. It’s the will to change the world, to help others see things they’d otherwise miss, that’s been the major motivation for me to become an artist. Why you need a story If we want to tell the world...Read More
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