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The Light Painting KATA by Patrick Rochon

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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.

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Light Painting KATA Video

Light Painting KATA by Patrick Rochon | Gallery

 

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