In his stunning brand of light painting photography, Patrick Rochon is both the photographer and the subject, a painter of light on a pitch black canvas. With a slow shutter on his camera and an array of lights in his hands, he dances with the light before the shutter closes. The result is a visually vibrant still image, with interweaving lights of varying colors and shapes, that looks like nothing the eye can see elsewhere.
Recently, Rochon released a series of stills he calls The Light Painting KATA, a visual study on the slow dancing martial artistry of Kata. The western translation of this Japanese term would be “shadow boxing”, a term that aptly describes Rochon’s process. When the shutter opens, Rochon bends, twists and throws the light around at arm’s length, not unlike a boxer training for the prize fight of the mind. Enjoy the visual dance below, and don’t miss Rochon’s website for more great light painting photography.
Light Painting KATA Video
Light Painting KATA by Patrick Rochon | Gallery