You may know Darren Pearson better by his online monicker Darius Twin. He has been creating intricate illustrations with light since 2007. The images he takes hold a dreamlike quality where fanciful skeletons, dinosaurs, and aliens exist in beautifully lighted real-world locations. In…
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My first thought seeing this arch was, “Can I climb it and draw something on the top part of it?” After a bit of climbing, I realized the answer to my thought was “Yes. But it’s very dangerous, and if you fell, you would surely break many bones.” Safety first may not make for the very best photographs, but it keeps me out of the hospital. *Click image for printing options. (via DARIUS TWIN)
Sidra night in Oviedo! We celebrated the end of an amazing weekend with some drinks, live art performances and of course a night-shooters session. I lit up this stegosaurus in the flower field as Janne Parviainen created his work on another abandoned building to the right of frame. TCB and Diliz were just behind my camera in another abandoned building. Another great night for sure. *Click image for printing options. (via DARIUS TWIN)
The light-painting process here was of trial and error. First shot was blurry - I corrected aperture to F5 from 3.5. Second shot, the colors red and blue were reversed and the end result didn’t pop - so I switched the blue lighted background with red. By the third or forth shot, things were looking like this. I love the texture these contrasting colors bring out on the rocks. *Click image for printing options. (via DARIUS TWIN)
For our last night in Spain we were given the option to rest before our flight, or go out shooting all night.. It wasn’t even an option really, the choice was obvious. So we shot here, at this unique location - the natural bridge over treacherous waters. Not for the faint of heart under dark conditions! Extremely dangerous, but it had to be done.. Special thanks to fellow light-painter TwinCitiesBrightest for the red lighting assist! Second choice would have been a scene from Mortal Kombat. *Click the image below to see printing options. (via DARIUS TWIN)
Try as I might to remember where I drew what tentacle, at the end of a 13 minute light-painting I’m not really sure what to expect; I just hope the art is in frame. We ate a lot of calamari during our trip to Spain, this one is for all the Cephalopods. (via DARIUS TWIN)
Inside a damp cave on the North Coast of Spain I found myself strategizing how I could jump over the creek, climb up a muddy mound and light-paint a mammoth skeleton without hitting my head against the low hanging stalactite above. Without light of course, because that would show up in the photo. *From now on you can click the image below to see it larger and printing options. (via DARIUS TWIN)
Location: Barro, Spain. Settings: F4.5, ISO 100, 591 second exposure.
During the course of my trip to Spain I met Ivan of ‘Herramientas Light Painting’ - An incredible person and business owner. I had the privilege of taking a set of his small colored LEDs out for a test-run this night and this is the image I produced. For any of those looking for a good set of very portable LED tools, it doesn’t get any better than these. Small, push-button, good color - I definitely recommend them as many lights are of poor quality and without the crucial push-button for more complex illustrations. Thank you Ivan! More pink skeletons to come! (via DARIUS TWIN)
DAILY LIGHT LEAK: International Bones Location: Oviedo, Spain. Settings: F5.6, ISO 100, 103 second exposure. It’s not often that I get the chance to meet up with other light-artists, let alone other light-artists that are talented at hand-illustration. This shot was a collaboration between two other fantastic free-hand artists Vincent Delesvaux of France (center) and Janne Parviainen of Finland (right). (via DARIUS TWIN)