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12 Electrifying Light Graffiti Images

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As a photographic phenomenon, light graffiti is growing in popularity around the world. The concept is different for every photographer and each has his or her own method to capture their artistic expression. The technique involves moving a light source against the backdrop of a night sky or dark room while adjusting the camera’s shutter speed. The end result? A colorful design so spectacular you’ll wonder if it’s real. From a flower garden to a stick man, check out 12 pieces of graffiti that leave no traces behind.

Greek God

In 1979, “Poseidon” was crafted outside of the United States Courthouse in downtown New York City. Artist Eric Staller enlarged a photo of the Greek sculpture “Poseidon Soter at Artemisium” and mounted it on a board with a single strand of holiday lights. He then turned the lights off and on while lowering the light-enhanced Greek god cutout to the ground. To capture this image, he used a tripod and left the camera’s shutter open for several minutes.


Tom Skinner lives in London and has recently begun dabbling in light graffiti, capturing his creative works of art with his Ricoh Caplio GX100 digital camera. This garden of “flowers” was created using light torches while the exposure time on his camera was extended to 120 seconds. Skinner has done many similar works of art using robot, heart and animal shapes. Baca entri selengkapnya »


Written by phietalover

Mei 7, 2010 at 7:50 am