I AM AN ARTIST 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 in a way, we've been and are constantly light painting.

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Online 2 days workshop at Learnster.com

Online 2 days workshop at Learnster.com

UPDATED. 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 original backgrounds. We saw some of my special effects doing fire 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 other fully animated  360° at  http://24×360.com/patrick-rochon Model:...
Light Painting Sculptures - Four dimensional art

Light Painting Sculptures – Four dimensional art

I used my skills as a light painter to work on the idea of the light painting sculpture. I almost want to say a kinetic light sculpture because of the look and the feeling it gives, but in reality these are all movements done by hand in a studio on a black background with the...
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...