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© Janne Parvianen

From: Tripping the Light Fantastic: Artists Paint With Light by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics

Source: Janne Parvianen

Light painting is a 125-year-old art form where long exposure cameras capture the path of light, rending a sometimes other-worldly image. In 2011 Finnish artist Janne Parviainen produced a series of light paintings called “Light Skeletons” in the snow. When artists use a moving light source as a paintbrush, amazing things can happen.

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Glendon Mellow About the Author: Glendon Mellow is a fine artist, illustrator and tattoo designer working in oil and digital media based in Toronto, Canada. He tweets @FlyingTrilobite. You can see Glendon's work-in-progress at The Flying Trilobite blog and portfolio at Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

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