In a world of capture, the world before the eyes is the canvas, the camera is the brush and the photographer is the artist. Among the myriad of techniques and creativities, Light painting has always been a source of jaw dropping awe as well as an enigma for the uninitiated.
Long exposure photography has always been the “lesser of the roads travelled” by the photographers, because of the thought of shabby and random outcomes. But the lesser few, who to take up this patient groundbreaking technique have always cherished to see their artwork manifest.
Victor Schietti’s “Impermanent Sculptures” delve into this enigma of three dimensional light painting that is fathomable only through the digital realism. Using the simple surroundling elements, the street lamps, vehicle headlights, LED series lights etc. and basic geometric shapes, the point, lines, squares, triangles and circles to imbibe life, dynamism into the staticity of photography. Approximately takes 20 to 50 minutes to create such a master piece, and just a slight error can tumble it down the abyss.
Forging a concept from the captures is left to the viewers discretion, depending upon the mood, environment and feel one is flexing through.
“To paint light in a three dimensional space is to bring one’s thoughts from unconscious realms”
The prime factor is the ability to contest with patience and emulate the pattern that one wants in forethought and then proceed with the artistry on canvas.
By: Achyuthan Ramaswamy