Photographer (Light Painter) Peter H. Rosen is using this site for showing the early testing results using a custom adapted (to my specifications) iPhone App called SLOW SHUTTER CAM by Cogitap Software. This great tool makes animated light paintings (referred to as PIKAPIKA by artists in Japan who came up with the animated light painting idea), a breeze!
I've been making Light Paintings since 1989. I had the thought while hiking with friends, to leave the shutter open as the night got darker, realizing that at some point, there would not be enough light to affect the film (before digital cameras) however there would be enough light to "imprint" a background image without overexposure over which, my light painting could commence. Needless to say, picking the right time to begin the exposure is one of many critical considerations in the making of my art.
Since that day in 1989, I've had so much fun developing a series/sequence of light paintings called: "FROM ROCKS TO DNA: DANCING ON THE EDGE OF TIME."
The idea being bodies come and go, but SPIRIT remains...inextricably linked to and bonded with the Aina (Hawaiian word meaning land) where you've been... influencing future peoples long after you return to source.
My ARTFORM is called SPIRIT BODY PROCESS PERFORMANCE PHOTOGRAPHY) here presented as animation. Click HERE for a gallery of stills.
PikaPikaPete Performance Photography is created by applying light to a scene over time in a series of stills (light paintings: after all PHOTOGRAPHY means literally painting with light). I sew them together [using an iPhone App called Giffer] to create an animated "flip book-like" presentation, i.e. Pika Pika.
My Art represents the idea that Human SPIRITs are always DANCING on the Edge of Time; whether we are physical or not!
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