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Documentary about Jason D. Page "The Light Painter"

3/28/2013 Matt 0 Comments

This is a trailer for a documentary about my light painting work created by my good friend Jacob Peterson.

The full length documentary will hopefully be finished up in a few months.


I create my photographs using a technique known as “Light Painting”. In almost total darkness, I open the shutter of my camera for an extended period of time and use various light sources to create color and designs within the frame. Every light painting is unique and unrepeatable.

Light Trails
Light Trails
To produce my images I use everything from ordinary household flashlights to chemical concoctions of nitrate and potassium chlorate to create explosions of light. There is NO PHOTO EDITING used to create anything you see in my images! All of my light painting images are created in real time and captured to the camera in one single photographic frame.


In 2004 while shooting long exposure seascapes on a full moon night Jason accidentally bumped his camera. When he checked the image and saw the streak that the moon had left across the sky it was his epiphany! Jason says “From that moment on I was a light painter, though at that time I didn’t even know what I was doing had a name. I had been shooting long exposures for years before this, I don’t know why it never clicked for me before that. I had made the classic long exposure shots of car lights going down a street back in the film days, thats why I say light painting found me instead of I found it, it had to wait until I was ready.”

Jason is widely recognized as a leader in the current light painting movement by fellow light painters and art critiques alike. Jason has pioneered numerous light painting techniques and with this innovation he has created ground breaking images. Jason’s light painting work has been published internationally in print as well as online. He has exhibited his work in numerous shows and galleries; including locations such as Palm Beach, Miami, Amsterdam, and Moscow.

Jason says “I feel I have been blessed to view the world in a unique way. My cameras allow me to capture how I see and share my visions with others.”

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Thanks Jason to send me your video. You know we love light painting.