This 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 long exposure during which Kim, a contemporary dancer and my creative partner, stays 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.
Just as every trace of light made by hand is unique and impossible to replicate, so is every night sky we capture. As we shape traces of light and partially reveal the beauty of our environment, we try to create a slightly altered perspective of reality where reflection is implied.
Acting as a purpose to travel, our projects keep us 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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Prints, posters, videos and behind the scenes images about this project: https://ericpare.com/night-reflection-two