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.

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...
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Interview and light tools in DIY Photography

Interview and light tools in DIY Photography

  Here is a good article on the 360 degree light painting project and also it shows a few simple tools that looks a little clunky but yet are very efficient light tools: http://www.diyphotography.net/360-lift-off-show-si-fi-3d-light-paintings/   Today on the blog we are hosting master light painter Patrick Rochon who collaborated with Eric Pare on a 360 light painting project....
Las Vegas light show with The Academy of Villains dance troupe

Las Vegas light show with The Academy of Villains dance troupe

Performed at the Aria Hotel, Las Vegas in front of 3000 people with 200 feet of video screen. This was done for a giant creative software company from Silicone Valley. The client wishes to remain anonymous. All visuals are created live with lights, dance performance and video feedback.   Imagined by Patrick Rochon The team...
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...
Campaign for the Ministère de la santé (Health Ministry) in Quebec

Campaign for the Ministère de la santé (Health Ministry) in Quebec

This was envisioned by the Kbs+p agency http://www.kbsp.ca. A campaign to encourage youth to live their passions  intensely and naturally. They wanted light painting to show the movements, the energy, the intensity. We shot in a studio with flashes and did light painting during the long exposure. In the case of the hip hop dancers I...
Portrait of young actress Mélanie Elliott

Portrait of young actress Mélanie Elliott

 
New lights I'm playing with...

New lights I’m playing with…

I’ve had special light built for me a while ago by my friend Farid Rener and finally started to use them. I asked Tomomi to pose for me. I first covered the whole face and hair with the lights but the human shape disappeared almost completely and it lost it’s balance so I simplified and did only...
Collaboration with Tomomi Morimoto

Collaboration with Tomomi Morimoto

Collaboration with dancer and choreographer Tomomi Morimoto: http://www.tomomimorimoto.com/
Breaking the ice, light painting in the new loft

Breaking the ice, light painting in the new loft

It’s been a while since I’ve light painted something just for fun… After moving to the new loft two months ago I finally got to my lights out and kicked a few moves. The ice is broken, I’m creating again and the new loft is doing me some good. Here’s what came out and feel free to...
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...
MORA - By Dominic Besner and the MX Gallery

MORA – By Dominic Besner and the MX Gallery

For the live show Mora, I was asked by the MX Gallery to light paint the characters just before they went on stage. The challenge I had was to work quickly, each individual session was only between 5 and 10 minutes. Usually I take three hours to light paint. I said yes to the project...
Sport shoes - Testing

Sport shoes – Testing

For a while I’ve been thinking of shooting sports items and a sport concept with light energy using light painting. So I started doing some tests with the help Victorine Yokthot and Sylvain Lavoie. Sylvain built a black metal rack to hold up the shoe in different positions.  
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...
Creative shoot with Jennyfer Desbiens + Anicko

Creative shoot with Jennyfer Desbiens + Anicko

Anicko ask me to shoot her new idea with model Jennyfer from Scoop agency. Anicko is responsible for the direction, make-up, hair, creating the head piece and some of the styling. We had Jennyfer bring some of her clothing to complete the styling. Jennyfer also has skills as a mime which enriched her presence and...
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...
LIGHT PAINTING MANIFESTO

LIGHT PAINTING MANIFESTO

I now declare Light Painting as form of art. It is the art of moving light and mixture painting and photography. This art is a new way to express and explore the inner and the unseen. From now on, it is a form of art here, for all of us to enjoy. Light Painting is...
Asa for Michael Buble

Asa for Michael Buble

This was a new kind of job. The guys at Geodezik asked me to make a shoot for the live visuals on the Michael Buble tour. It’s inspired by the painting of Tamara de Lempicka.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamara_de_Lempicka For this shoot I used Photoshop to create the blurs and to heighten the contrast so I can get the mood we...
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/
Interactive KALEIDOSCOPE... with lights!

Interactive KALEIDOSCOPE… with lights!

We created this interactive  kaleidoscope to give the audience the chance to PLAY and have FUN! It’s that simple. Compilation of performances and interactive events with the light kaleidoscope.   For the Montreal High Lights festival 2011 at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT). Preparations: In collaboration with Sylvain Lavoie and Victorine Yokthot Special...
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...
Geneviève Borne, TV host

Geneviève Borne, TV host

“What an honour to be light-painted by such a creative and talented artist such as Patrick Rochon! It was a fascinating and unforgettable experience.” -Genevieve Borne, Montreal march 2011 http://genevieveborne.com    
Karine Vanasse, actress

Karine Vanasse, actress

Experimentation, Montreal 2010. This a collaboration I did with actress Karine Vanasse and makeup artist Anicko . This was my first time working with a professional actress. By the quality of her presence, Karine enriched the shooting and influenced my light painting in new creative directions. http://www.karinevanasse.com/ Link to Anicko’s agency Satellite: http://agencesatellite.com/#/maquillage-et-coiffure/anicko