Light Art Performance Photography

dana maltby 3_Small.jpgdana maltby 2_Small.jpgMinneapolis/St.Paul based artist Dana Maltby uses a open shutter and a slew of colored lights to create some fascinating images that he calls "light art performance photography." All images are straight from the camera, no photoshop, no computer manipulation at all; not even cropping or adjusting.

Here is a link to a video that shows how he makes light paintings

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  1. “All images are straight from the camera, no photoshop, no computer manipulation at all; not even cropping or adjusting.”

    Wow, that’s really low-resolution camera!

  2. I was doing stuff like this in the summer with my son – not as dramatic as this though. Grab a couple of different flashlights and a few cameras, open your shutter all the way and wait ’til dark. It’s great fun!

    Oh, I remembered that two years ago we used sparklers instead of flashlights, still fun, but you run out of sparklers pretty quick.

  3. yeah, good fun, back when cameras actually had manual controls…

    try finding “bulb” mode on anything lately!

  4. “try finding bulb mode”..? any decent dslr has this. i use it all the time. works even better with a wireless remote.

  5. TCB has some great shots, but to say there’s no computer manipulation whatsoever is complete nonsense.

    The work is best viewed fron FlickR, on black. Amazing what can be done with some electroluminescent wire/LEDs and someone willing to dance around in the darkness like a mentalist!

  6. German artists Joerg Miedza and JanLeonardo Woellert have been doing an even more advanced form of this for at least 3 years now, and I suspect they provided a bit of inspiration for Mr. Maltby’s work.

    http://www.lapp-pro.de/

  7. Hello Ladies & Gents!

    I can tell you that all of his image are STRAIGHT from the camera with no editing… He just pulls them from the card to flickr. I have worked with him before. I actually graduated from the same college as him. LAPP is a TON of fun and anyone can do it!

    check out some of my work here… you can see some co-labs with TCB in there too..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/55125/sets/72157622518993830/

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