The title sounds familiar? Well, we are not talking about phenomena here. This is literal about light painting, or "light graffiti" - a thread of street art that uses light as media, photographed with slow shutter speed.
Michael Bosanko, Cardiff, UK
Light City 2
Lichtfaktor, Cologne, Germany
Energie in Motion
Lange Nacht der Forschung
Lightmark (Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke), Hamburg, Germany
Eric Staller, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eran Hakim, Istanbul, Turkey
shubat, Brooklyn NY, USA
Light Creature of McCarren
The technique actually started a long time ago. During his first visit in Vallauris (1949), Gjon Mili captured Picasso drawing a centaur in thin air with a flashlight at Madoura Pottery. It was when Picasso's creative thrust kicked in after Mili showed him some of his photographs of light patterns formed by a skater’s leaps. Picasso reacted instantly with excitement, and started tracing through the air one intriguing shape after another. This "instant Picasso" is so intangible - vanishing right after born. Unlike clay, wood, metal, or paint, drawing with light requires decisive instinct and unimpeded expression of the artist’s inner vision.