Painting with light is far more difficult than one may perceive. Even for the most innately gifted of artists it can prove to be a challenge.
The camera exposures were timed manually from around 20 seconds to one a minute long, depending on the duration needing to complete the light painting. Incredible watching two "masters of lines" blindly scribe the area with a basic flashlight to create these forms almost effortlessly. Always good fun and quite an honor collaborating with Shantell and Quang.
Series of long exposures of land, city, and seascapes ranging from 3 minutes to 44 minutes in broad daylight. This technique utilizes polarizers and blackout or black glass IR filters which capture the infrared light spectrum invisible to the naked eye.
On assignment shooting the inimitable Shantell Martin creating her latest and largest piece to date, “Don’t Hide” located at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.
Over the course of four days she allowed me full creative freedom to document her as she took on this massive endeavor of a 20,000 square foot sidewalk mural.
"My work is a meditation of lines - a language of creatures, and messages that invites her viewers to share in her creative process. Part autobiographical and part dreamlike whimsy, Martin has created her own world that bridges between fine art, performance art, technology, and the everyday experience: conversation, objects, and places." -Shantell Martin