Jason’s Light Painting work focuses on using his camera as an instrument for recording light, rather than a tool for documentation. All of his Light Paintings are created in real time and captured to the camera in one single photographic frame! There is no photoshop or photo editing used to create anything you see in his images. Every Light Painting is unique and unrepeatable. Jason has been creating his Light Painting work since 2004. He is widely recognized as a leader in the current Light Painting Movement with his consistent innovation and ground breaking images. He has invented numerous Light Painting techniques and created images that are known throughout the world of art and photography. His work has been published on the largest art and photography websites as well as in photography magazines around the world. Some of the brands that Jason has worked with include iHeartRadio, Electronic Arts, Polaroid and Olympus. Jason is the Founder of LightPaintingPhotography.com and the inventor of Light Painting Brushes. He has built THE brands that are the leaders in the Light Painting Photography world and even collaborated to have the first Light Painting in the Guinness Book of World Records!
(words by Jacob Peterson)
“My work focuses on using my camera as an instrument for recording light. My images are crafted with light, by hand, in almost total darkness. My canvas is space and time. I use the photographic technique of long exposure to record the movements and traces of light that I leave within the frame during one single long exposure. The movements of light within the frame are only revealed when the camera’s shutter closes. The resulting Light Painting is the culmination of compressing time, space and movements of light onto one single photographic frame. Every light painting is unique and unrepeatable. There is no photo editing used to create anything 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.”
“Light Painting is its own art form, just as drawing is an art form or painting is an art form. Calling light painting a photographic technique would be the same thing as calling painting a canvas technique. I am a light painter.” (Jason D. Page)
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST, JASON D. PAGE:
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. 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’s biggest inspiration and mentor is Dean Chamberlain, the father of light painting photography. Jason is also one of the biggest promoters of the light painting art form itself, in 2009 he founded the largest worldwide resource for light painting photography artists and information lightpaintingphotography.com/ as well creating the first complete light painting tool system called Light Painting Brushes. Jason says “Light Painting is its own art form, just as drawing is an art form or painting is an art form. Calling light painting a photographic technique would be the same thing as calling painting a canvas technique.” With his forward thinking, innovation, and the ability to capture his stunning visions in a unique fashion, Jason D. Page deserves recognition as one of today’s most influential visual artists.
(words by Jacob Peterson)
Technical Equipment: To capture my light painting work I shoot both film and digital. I prefer the look and feel of shooting film and shoot it whenever the opportunity arises. I shoot film on my Mamiya 645 and my Canon AE1’s for digital I use Canon Cameras. To create my light painting work I use Light Painting Brushes, Coast flashlights, Rosco Gels, and a variety of custom light tools and filters.
My work is focused on using my camera as an instrument for recording light rather than a tool for documentation. All of my light paintings are create in real time and captured to the camera in one single photographic frame.
Artist that have influenced my work include Dean Chamberlain, James Turrell, Man Ray in his series “Space Writings”, Gjon Mili’s Strobe photography, Pablo Picasso’s light drawings with Gjon Mili during a brief meeting in 1949, and Eric Staller.