Light Drawing Photography by 2wenty

Take a moment and admire the amazing mind of 2wenty.  If you head over to his blog you can find more of these truly wonderful photographs that use light as a method to draw in elements that would otherwise be absent.  The playfulness and aesthetic nature that light is able to produce in photography creates a world of imagination.

For those unfamiliar with the history of “light painting” let us turn take a page out of the book of Wikipedia to inform and enlighten (no pun intended).

Light paintingis a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources. Light Painting Photography can be traced back to the year 1914 when Frank Gilbreth, along with his wife Lillian Moller Gilbreth, used small lights and the open shutter of a camera to track the motion of manufacturing and clerical workers. Man Ray, in his 1935 series “Space Writing,” was the first known art photographer to use the technique and Barbara Morgan began making light paintings in 1940.

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