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
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