A kitchen is brought to life with vivid white light, while a green-hued bedroom scene could have come straight from The Matrix.
Light Painter Janne Parviainen, also known as JANNEPAINT, is a full time artist who has been snapping photographs for over fifteen years. Like many light painters his discovery of the medium was an accident. In early 2007, Janne was out at night capturing long exposure photographs and accidentally bumped his camera, when he looked at his photograph the street lights had left streaks that appeared to be writing in the image; from that point on Janne was a Light Painter. Janne is well known for his light painting figures and recently he has been producing some amazing skeleton imagery.
Everything seen in his picture is captured ‘in-camera’, meaning he has not applied image manipulation techniques such as Photoshop.
He explains: “In the light topography photos I have traced entire rooms with a single LED light with the exposure times ranging from 20 minutes to 37 minutes.”I have traced human figures with light in my photos earlier so it was interesting to see how the technique would work on larger areas.
Janne did manage to capture nature in its raw form when he sketeched out his trademark skeleton figures backdropped against a storm.
“I managed to get shots a couple of weeks ago when there was a huge thunderstorm in the Helsinki area.