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Light Graffiti Chair Photo by Michael Bosanko

Light Graffiti Chair Photo by Michael Bosanko

Light Graffiti Chair Photo by Michael Bosanko

What is Light Graffiti? Light graffiti (also called light writing, light painting, and light art) is simply long exposure photography using lights to create objects.

According to Wikipedia:

Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources. Light Painting Photography can be traced back to the year 1914 when Frank Gilbreth, along with his wife Lillian Moller Gilbreth, used small lights and the open shutter of a camera to track the motion of manufacturing and clerical workers. Man Ray, in his 1935 series “Space Writing,” was the first known art photographer to use the technique and Barbara Morgan began making light paintings in 1940.

Mid-Century Chair

Mid-Century Chair

Mid-Century Chair

Suddenly I realize that in the English language “Mid Century Chair” is ment for the 19 40ies 50ies and 60ies. Vintage in Dutch is usually used for the same period, but Vintage in English – according to Google at least – seems to be ment for earlier periods…

Nevertheless, the above embedded Flickr photo shows an interesting re-interpretation of a Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson, albeit one of the commenters to the photo mentions Irving Harper of George Nelson Studio as the one who deserves the credit