Saturday, 19 December 2009

The incredible light graffiti

The name light graffiti struggles to do these displays justice.
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.

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.