Darren Pearson – Light Paintings

Darren Pearson is a resident of Los Angeles, where he works as a fulltime illustrator by day. By night, he explores the varying landscapes of California in search of the perfect scene for one of his life-sized light-sculptures. These light-sculptures are created through long exposure photography (the same technique commonly used to write a name with a sparkler or capture car trails at night). Pearson makes complex light-effect photographs, none of which are photoshopped.

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Samuel Burns – A Solitude Man And His Old, Long Exposure Camera

The wait can last for up to eight hours. Using his large format 4×5 camera, 33 year-old Sydney photographer Samuel Burns hides under a dark cloth to carefully compose his image on a ground glass, seeing the image up-side-down and back-to-front he utilises old fashioned dials and movements such as rise, tilt and shift to adjust and refine his composure. Everything needs to be painstakingly perfect. The wait begins once the film is carefully loaded.

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Sean Lenz & Kristoffer Abildgaard – Neon Waterfalls

Photographers Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard used Cyalume glow sticks to create these magnificent images of glowing neon waterfalls. The glow sticks were dropped into Northern California waterfalls and used long exposure shots to capture the long trails of colour. No need to be concerned of pollution either. The glow sticks were never cracked open and they were also collected immediately after the images were taken.

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Michel Assaad – La Double Vie

Michel Assaad is a French-Canadian photographer who has a wide range of tremendous pictures, which we’re sure we’ll post more up in due time. This series, La Double Vie, we’re going to get to now. A very beautiful mixture of nature and the human figure.

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