A photographer who paints with light

North of the Arctic Circle in Finland, there is a period of about 50 days when the sun never rises above the horizon, known as the Polar Night.

Artist and photographer Hannu Huhtamo uses this period of darkness to paint with light.  He makes his strange and haunting works of art by making a long-exposure photograph of a moving bright light source against a dim background.

LINKS

Hannu Huhtamo Photography.  His website.

Light Painting Artist Hannu Huhtamo | Light Painting Photography.  An interview.

This Photographer Paints With Light in the Finnish Polar Night by Lisa Lanot for Konbini.

Polar Night and Midnight Sun articles on Wikipedia.

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One Response to “A photographer who paints with light”

  1. Edward Says:

    Neat video. It reminds me of sand painting:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cri7aQHRT7k

    Like

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