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Author: Patrick Rochon

The Revolution – TAO LP 7

In the bigger picture of things, I think we must create a new vision and dream for us, the people. It seems like the collective dream floating around right now is all about a future where technologies will save us if we keep buying them. It seems like the dream of the future is all about going to mars, electric cars, artificial intelligence and the new gizmos. How about this; instead of being “object” and “technology” oriented, we become people-oriented, connection-oriented and creation-oriented. Working with the NI “natural intelligence” instead of the AI by tapping into our full capacity,...

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The Creator – TAO LP 6

You know when I started writing these articles, my goal was to open up and share the questioning I went through and the observations I cumulated in the last 24 years of light painting. I wanted to share a different aspect of what it is to be creative and how one access to a wider mindset and different approach from in the relationship between the self and the creation, from within and through this personal experience. Not about the tricks and the technique, since so much is covered already but rather about the creative process, the inner learnings and...

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Energy In Motion – TAO LP 5

Observing my hypersensitivity and how everything affects me in this world, I concluded that emotions are energy moving through my body at all times. They contain containing information, just like a language and we can use this energy to create, communicate and connect with others. Have you ever observed yourself this within while looking at attentively to try to figure out how all of this can be optimized? We contain a multitude of layered systems, producing and or capturing energies, like electric current, emotions, thoughts, feelings, hunches, attractions, images in our mind’s eye. All of these are systems creating...

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Darkness and Empty Space – TAO LP 4

What makes the difference between two pianists playing the same notes, is the space they leave between the notes. Light painting isn’t just about light; its also about darkness. Darkness is an element of the composition. Light painters are not in a duality of dark against the light but rather in creation with a mixture of both. Unifying those elements creating one art piece. To integrate darkness as much as we use light consciously. Choosing to leave some parts in the shadows to emphasize, dramatize, create contrast, to surround light or create a focal point. As you all know,...

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The WoW Factor – TAO LP 3

For my third article on the Art of Light Painting, I want to talk about the “wow” factor. I’m sure all of you had a light painting showing up in your camera that triggered a “wow” inside yourself or others around you. The Wow Factor, is the expression of amazement, wonder and when nothing else can be said. To me, it is the highest achievement, when the mind cannot grasp, while the heart has been touched, and the imagination sparked by your art work. So what is the recipe to reach this wowness? Most often it is a process...

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