I AM A CREATOR OF THE LIGHT

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To me light painting is an expression of our true selves. It's about the trace we leave behind. Through science, we now know that our bodies emit light. So now we know that we are constantly light painting with ourselves... Yup!

Japan
Toyota Altezza, Japan 1998

Toyota Altezza, Japan 1998

Full length promotional video (10 minutes):   Excerpt from the interview with Camera Obscura: http://cameraobscura.busdraghi.net/2010/patrick-rochon/ While I was in Japan (1997-2008), I was introduced by photographer New York photographer Mark Higashino (http://www.mhpi.com/) to Itaru Sugita an art director and graphic designer. In 1998 I was passing by Itaru’s office in Tokyo to say hi, he was...
Honda Airwave Modulo, Japan 2007

Honda Airwave Modulo, Japan 2007

This project was done for a web campaign for a division of Honda. We took three days of shooting in a car studio shooting photo and video with light painting. This was used for a web interactive video, wall paper  and screen savers on the Honda website. In collaboration with Unicon AD: http://www.unicon-ad.jp/
Butoh dancer SAL VANILLA, Tokyo 1998-2001

Butoh dancer SAL VANILLA, Tokyo 1998-2001

I connected with members of Sal Vanilla a Butoh dance group. Butoh is a contemporary dance form born in the sixties. We started a series of collaborations, Light painting at first, then video, then live performances. The collaboration between Sal Vanilla and I, was pure symbiosis. We were like one creative living organism. With barely...
Publications & Magazines, Japan 1998-2003

Publications & Magazines, Japan 1998-2003

These are some of the works that was published (magazine, poster, CD jacket) while I was in Tokyo. The first shooting I did was for ZYAPPU an art and fashion magazine written in roman character using Japanese words. We did a fashion series shot from the ceiling. With 2 opposite characters on each page. Male...