Painting with Light
Enhancing natural landscapes with "super"-natural light
This article is not about "painter of light" Thomas Kinkade, but rather less-established and extremely talented photographers, who use dynamic electric light patterns to enhance the nature's given landscapes, or our bleak industrial environments. In every case something luminous and strangely mesmerizing is brought "to light", transforming the photograph into an entirely different experience, and making our hearts beat faster.
It all started with Eric Staller
Some of these New York light-scapes still look like perfect examples of the technique. Simply glorious, after all these years.
No Lens, Only Intricate Light
Light Among the Ruins
Abandoned & ghastly places achieve a new license to life with these urban light explorations. The nameless artists responsible for these "graffitis of light" perhaps live somewhere nearby and make it their creative statement to turn ugly venues into canvases of "cleansing" light.
Some other examples of "painting with light":
Mystery and Melancholy of a Street
One word: "heavenly". This is how you can describe the apparitions created by group LICHTFAKTOR. We already wrote about their previous works, but it seems that angels of creativity continue to bestow their visitations upon this enlightened urban clan. They go into the night and return with transcendental glowing creations... like these:
Do you like seaside? Now you do.
It's impossible not to fall in love with the sea and the coast when seeing photography of Toby Keller, aka BurnBlue. His light painting technique is often subtle, and it's hard to tell where the natural light ends and the "super"-natural light begins. Waves provide the long-exposure soft glow, and deep blue ghost-like apparitions seem to lure us, mere mortals, into their marvelous portals, and into an infinite light. (you have to excuse my purple prose, these photos are simply too magical).
And yet, no matter how skillful you are as a painter, natural light is still the winner. Here is very evocative shot of moonlight at sea:
and a riot of colors during sunset:
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