This genesis series is the result of a creative process that has been evolving over the past 8 years. Crafting light by hand to create imagery that magnifies reality in a single exposure is at the core of our projects. These outdoor tube light-painting creations testify the importance of two things that inspire my photography journey: a love for light-painting as an artistic expression and a love for landscapes that evoke the vastness, mystery and beauty of nature. Each image is the result of a short exposure of a few seconds during which Kim, a contemporary dancer and my creative partner, stay still while I move the light behind her. Combining in a singular way light-painting and landscape photography, the process looks like a performance of dancing light and human stillness in the silence of the night.
This series illustrates the importance of the impact elements of nature have on the art we are creating. We love to shoot near water for that reason, even though it usually complicates the process of creation. Just as every trace of light made by hand is unique and impossible to replicate, when the location allows for reflection of light, the specific conditions of that moment (be it wind, depth of the water or waves) change the reflected trace of light in a unique way, contributing to the creation of a slightly altered perspective of reality.
We need a purpose to travel and projects to keep learning and moving forward. Since 2015, our journey through outdoor tube light-painting has been giving us the opportunity to push our own limits and stay outdoors for long hours through the cold, the wind, the mosquitoes and other unpredictable challenges to experience, create and capture unique moments of magic after sunset, seeking to inspire others to go explore and play with lights.
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5 remastered and 4 new images created over the past six years Launch date: September 28th, 2021
Prints, posters, videos and behind the scenes images about this project: https://ericpare.com/night-reflection-one