2012-05-02

Post-Photography: Light painting with fibre optic paint light brush using a pre printed image as a negative to create a new image

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A short behind the scenes look at my darkroom and the techniques I use to create my Light Paintings.

The technique: 


Just come out of the darkroom and I have been experimenting with an old photographic technique.

Taking a pre printed image and using as a negative to create a new image.
Currently I am experimenting with a fibre optic 'paint (light) brush' to stroke the photo during the process of development and move different coloured light around the paper. At first this experimental technique produced many surprises but now I have mastered the use of this innovative tool to create a range of effects. The compositions are deliberate but also stimulate many unintended familar images.
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Fibre optic 'paint (light) brush | © Alec Jackson
Fibre optic 'paint (light) brush | © Alec Jackson

The results:

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© Alec Jackson
© Alec Jackson
© Alec Jackson

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2 comments:

Alec Jackson said...

Well this explination is nearly right?

The light painting are created simple by painting light directly on to photographic paper using filters to add colour.

The diagram just shows how to do a image reversal in the darkroom which I used on a couple of images.

Alec.

Alec Jackson said...

Not quite how these images are created but nearly there.

The light paintings are created by exposing light directly on to photographic paper in the darkroom using a special brush I made out of colour filters, fibre optics and strong touch.

The diagram is from some other work and is how you would create a negative image from a print in the darkroom.