OUR CANVAS IS THE DARKNESS
During a single long exposure, we create our artworks with a wide variety of light sources and precisely planned, reproducible movements beforehand. In combination with the targeted illumination of the surroundings, a scene becomes visible that was previously only present in the imagination of the light artists. In contrast to classical photography, our possibilities are almost infinite. Our pictures are not computer montages. We consistently refrain from any subsequent processing of our images that goes beyond sharpening, denoising and editing.
Like a painter blindfolded, we paint our light paintings into nothingness. The effort for our light art pictures is usually quite large. Starting with the development of the image idea, the construction of suitable tools and the selection of suitable lamps, the search for a suitable location and several test shots, sometimes days or weeks pass until the final result.
Our greatest motivation is fun. Often the special experience during the creation of a light painting is much more important to us than the perfect result.
We hope that our passion for this kind of photographic art becomes visible in our Light Art and Light Painting pictures.
Sven Gerard, born 1969 in Berlin.
I have been a passionate photographer since my earliest youth. Until now, I have not wanted or been able to commit to a specific genre. Since 2012, I have been working mainly in the field of light painting and light art photography.
My second great photographic passion is exploring abandoned places. On many trips I was able to visit some of the most exciting lost places.
I am from Berlin and have been artistically interested and creative since childhood. Besides visual arts and design, I have always been interested in photography. Unfortunately, I had to take a step back artistically in the last few years for family reasons. Then Sven told me about light art photography and light painting and I was all ears. Artists were painting with light in photos. It was exciting. I had to see that. Some photos appealed to me, others were technically interesting. After Sven had acquired his skills, he showed me his works of art. I actually had respect and wanted to take photos like that too. Now, finally, since 2016, I have been working with Sven artistically and we complement each other in brainstorming, designing and creating our light painting images.
Almost all our pictures are available as prints on acrylic, metal direct print, alu-dibond or canvas. I will be happy to answer your enquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org .