Wednesday 18 February 2009

We come in peace


Michael Bosanko's light paintings.

Bosanko is a photographer who uses long exposures, coloured torches and deserted landscapes to literally paint with light, on his Canon digital. It's great to see something made with the potential of all those squiggly lined images you invariably get when you shoot flashless at night, especially with digital.

4 comments:

  1. that's cool, yes, making art from side effects... there's a famous pic of Picasso doing that (analogue), in the pic he's crouched at the end of the exposure...

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  2. Isn't it just gorgeous though? There's a hyper realness to these images that has a kind of filmy quality to it. It's not the kind of hyperrealness of the usual superclean super high res digital image. Because he's shooting at night, you still get all that nasty general light shit in the background, and then he's using the torches to paint. It's so fucking meta.

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  3. You saw this ad a while back, yes? Of course it's an advert and corporate and all, but...no effects! So pretty!

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  4. I hadn't seen that ad, Mike, I am a telly free country. Thanks for the link, it's cool. I am loving this technology.

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