Welcome to my world of painting with light.

To me light painting is an expression of our true selves. It's about the trace we create and leave behind. Through science, we now know that our bodies are emitting light. So in a way, we've been and are constantly light painting by living.
Light painting is an amazing form of art. It in hence your imagination, wakes up your intuition and reflects who you are and where you are at, it's like a mirror of the soul.

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INSPIRED LIGHT in collaboration with INFINITI.

INSPIRED LIGHT in collaboration with INFINITI.

Here is the latest art project I did with Infiniti cars in Dubai. We transformed three cars into moving light painting brushes to create a new kind of image. The real inspiration for light painting comes when you discover that light is a medium of infinite qualities  when you paint with it you create real...
Download the workshop from Learnster

Download the workshop from Learnster

Updated Sept. 11 2014. You can buy and download the full workshop here: http://learnsterpro.com/product/patrick-rochon/ October 1st and 2nd, I gave a free online live light painting workshop. Two days of step by step for beginners and advance light painters. I shared lot’s of secrets on how to get great sharp portraits with basic face lighting and...
The Light Painting KATA

The Light Painting KATA

Getting to the essence of what I do, I now understand that light painting is above all, movement. To me, it is a mix of dancing and martial arts. Light moves everywhere all the time. Our bodies are emitting light and expressing something subtle but important. We must see it and understand it. We must...
TRANSIT Art Event.

TRANSIT Art Event.

We put together a new collaboration here in Montreal. This is a semi improvised performance mixing contemporary dance and light painting photography in collaboration with dance group Manon Fait de la Danse. It’s done with light painting photography and live video on monitors. (The show was shorten for this video edit)   SOLO: After the...
Living Wallpaper - Art Direction

Living Wallpaper – Art Direction

…I also do art direction, here is a concept I came up with. I created the idea of the living wallpaper for a client in Montreal. The job was to create the visual to cover the walls of a grand ballroom for the big dinner party Jean Coutu in Miami, organized by Bob Communication. With...
250 Light Paintings in 6 minutes - SLIDE SHOW

250 Light Paintings in 6 minutes – SLIDE SHOW

Here is a slide show I put together. It gives you a general idea of my work in the last years. With the great music of Pantha du Prince, titled Lay In a Shimmer. panthaduprince.com Special thank you to all the models and collaborators!  
Red Bull + Snap! Orlando + Light Painting

Red Bull + Snap! Orlando + Light Painting

MOTION TO LIGHT  This is a collaborative project between Red Bull, Snap! Orlando, the wakeboard athletes: Mike Dowdy, Adam Errington, and Dallas Friday and myself as a light painter. It is purely experimental, none of us ever did a project like this before. We mixed sports and technology to create art. The movement of the athletes...
LIFTOFF in 360º - The video

LIFTOFF in 360º – The video

It’s incredible to have the chance to create and collaborate on such projects. Hooking up with Timecode Lab and Eric Pare here in Montreal, I had the chance to experiment doing light painting in 360 degree. The set up is quite analog, 24 cameras on a ring in 360 exposing at the same time. So...
360° LP with Geneviève Borne

360° LP with Geneviève Borne

This is a purely artistic project. A collaboration of artists from Montreal using 24 cameras on a 360 ring in a complete dark room . We do long exposures in the dark to “paint” with light. All the cameras are triggered simultaneously. The average exposure time is between 2 and  3 minutes for one shot. See the other...
360° Blue Flight - The Ascention

360° Blue Flight – The Ascention

This is a purely artistic project. A collaboration of artist from Montreal using 24 cameras on a 360 ring in full darkness. We do long exposures in the dark to “paint” with light. All the cameras are triggered simultaneously. The average exposure time is between 2 and  3 minutes. See the more animated  360° at  http://24×360.com/patrick-rochon Model: Sanchia...
Light Painting Sculptures - Four dimensional art

Light Painting Sculptures – Four dimensional art

The pictures here below are exactly what was shot in studio with out any alteration or retouching.    Click to open The Light Painting Sculptures series demonstrates the four dimensions of painting with light. In the video piece, you can actually see and experience the four dimensions at work. Light accumulates through space and time...
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...
PBS - Light Painting Interview

PBS – Light Painting Interview

This was shot last June while I was in New York for the workshop with Aurora Crowley. Light Painting has been growing significantly for the last decade, now PBS a main stream media channel is talking about our unique form of art. This is an honor and a victory vor all the light painters out...
SUPERNOVAE - Fashion Through the Eye of Light

SUPERNOVAE – Fashion Through the Eye of Light

Link to the Youtube version: http://youtu.be/nl8diNojT70 This is a collaborative multimedia fashion shoot. It started as a fashion shoot between make up artist Nathalie Dodon and I. We were supposed to do what we call a test shoot. The idea was to do a commercial version of light painting for a fashion client my agency and...
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/
Usher Tour - Visuals

Usher Tour – Visuals

This content was originally created to use for the visuals of the Usher tour 2010-2011*   In collaboration with Geodezik: Olivier Goulet, Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, Etienne Cantin, Terry Godin, Alexandre Casabon www.geodezik.com Producer: Derek Kennedy Assistant producer: Martin Lamirande Model & Stylist: Cristina Acevedo http://www.cristinaacevedo.com Light Painting by Patrick Rochon and his team: Victorine Yok, Sylvain Lavoie Filmed and edited by : Victorine Yok Special...
Video clip for Nicolas Maranda's track "646"

Video clip for Nicolas Maranda’s track “646”

This was done using video feedback and video projections on a dancer. Created in 2009. Video clip for Nicolas Maranda’s track “646” (Couchpotatoes Remix) Produced, directed, filmed and edited by Patrick Rochon and Nicolas Maranda Album: “Minuit le soir- l’album double” Dancers: Sarah Lefebvre, Emanuelle Bourassa Beaudoin Cellist: Véronique Poulin Violinist: Simon Claude Percussionist: Mélissa...
Golden Warrior - IdN magazine Hong Kong

Golden Warrior – IdN magazine Hong Kong

When I did a first collaboration actress Karine Vanasse and makeup artist Anicko, after the shoot, I got a vision of this gold leaf character. I immediately mentioned it to Anicko the makeup artist, and then said it would be perfect to do for the special 100th issue of IdN.Anicko and I did meetings to figure...