The term “light graffiti” fails to capture the true essence of these captivating displays.
The fantastic spectacles of colour – which are the latest trend in street art – are as impressive as fireworks.
A host of light sources, from flash lights and bike lights to blinking LED lights, are used to ‘paint’ a picture straight onto the camera lens.
Also known as light drawing or light painting, these arresting images are created with long exposure cameras in the dark. Sometimes the exposures run on for longer than an hour.
Creating the light ‘picture’ also needs a slow shutter speed, often longer than a second, and a tripod to keep the camera steady.
These images are made by Jan Wöllert and Jörg Miedza, the brains behind Light Art Performance Photography. The pair from Bremen, Germany, have been working together since 2007 but neither are full-time photographers. Jan is a PA while Jorg is an office-based worker.
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LAPP-PRO specialises in single-shot, long-exposure images manipulated with movement of light. They used a 21.1 megapixel Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera to capture these high-resolution images.
Each of these spectacular pictures is one single photo that has not undergone any computer enhancement.
Feast your eyes on LAPP-PRO’s mind-blowing work…