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.

LITEBLADES - Light tools

LITEBLADES – Light tools

LITEBLADES are available at the Light Painting Shop: http://thelightpaintingshop.com/15-liteblades The new generation of light painting tools I’ve design. The seven LITEBLADES are designed to make amazing and beautiful light trails. Used for light grafitty (lightgraff), portraits, abstracts, light painting Katas and various light painting backgrounds. The LITEBLADES are specially made to fit with the KLARUS...
Download the workshop from Learnster

Download the workshop from Learnster

UPDATED. You can buy and download the full workshop here: http://learnster.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...
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....
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I got a great interview with NIKON.

I got a great interview with NIKON.

To see the complete version with the pictures, click here: http://blog.iamnikon.com/en_GB/d-slr/light-painting/ Text from the interview: PAINTING WITH LIGHT: PATRICK ROCHON Patrick Rochon is a Canadian photographer who specialises in shooting the movement and effects of light. We spoke to him about this technique and how he gets his stunning results.   Tell us a bit about...
My TED talk in Rome Trastevere October 16

My TED talk in Rome Trastevere October 16

If you are in ROME on october 16 and want to see my TEDx talk, register here: http://tedxtrastevere.com I’ll be doing a light painting KATA live and share the message behind my work. The video will be posted here when available. Follow TEDx Trastevere on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tedxtrastevere    The TEDx Trastevere add for the National Geographic...
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...
Light Painting Award Contest '13

Light Painting Award Contest ’13

Updated 01/2014 The winners are here: http://www.lightart-photography.de/lp-award/ A must see, the 100 best selected pieces here: http://www.lightart-photography.de/lp-award/gallery/ ———– Take part in the 1st international  Light Painting Award. With over 8000 EUR in prizes from Canon, Zeiss, Manfrotto, LED LENSER, Lucroit, Novoflex Submit up to two of your best photographies here: www.lightart-photography.de/lp-award You still have time up to 15...
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...
Nudes, Eroticism and the Invisible

Nudes, Eroticism and the Invisible

NOW SHOWING AT THE GALLERY MX : www.galeriemx.com (En Français plus bas) Nudes, Eroticism and the Invisible.   First of all, I want to say that I have the deepest gratitude to all the friends who modelled for this series. Thank you for trusting me and for sharing your intimacy.   The artwork in this intimate...
BUY ART NOW - Special edition - 1/1

BUY ART NOW – Special edition – 1/1

I’m now selling some art on The Light Painting Shop. Affordable large prints and soon the light tools I use to create my art. http://thelightpaintingshop.com   or   OWN AN ORIGINAL LIGHT PAINTING KATA  -  ONE UNIQUE PRINT AVAILABLE PER SIZE  - These KATA are available in 3 sizes with the option of 2 thickness finish. The...
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!  
Workshop Light Painting - 9 juin 2013

Workshop Light Painting – 9 juin 2013

Les sources lumineuses longues. Utilisations et effets Journée intensive dimanche le 9 juin 2013 Par Patrick Rochon, Maître Light Painter Places limitées pour 8 participants. 120$ pour la journée. Trois volets seront explorés cette journée de création: 1- Les secrets du néon. Sur un produit commercial et sur un modèle. 2- Les effets du fil...
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....
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...