Patrick Rochon Uses 24 Canon 5D Mk II Cameras For These Light Paintings

All images by Patrick Rochon. Used with permission.

After gaining an in as a Red Bull Illume photographer, Patrick Rochon went on to creating lots of inspiring light painting projects. He even has his own line of tools for the art form.  And recently he was hired to, well, quite literally just be creative.

This particular light painting project involved shooting a video and creating stills. Done in Thailand, the project called for lots of cameras, quite a bit of light painting and playing off of four words: Bold, Mysterious, Futuristic and Fun


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Patrick Rochon on Creating Mesmerizing Light Painting Photos


All images by Patrick Rochon. Used with permission.

Photographer Patrick Rochon has been creating light paintings for years that have kept us amazed; he’s shot for Red Bull, shot cars, models and even came out with his own lighting tools. The tools received a bit of an update and as we’ve always said: it’s not about the tools, it’s how you use them. While that applies lots of things, Patrick’s newest Kata tool is what he uses to create his specific vision.

While the tools are highly capable, we talked to Patrick about creativity when it comes to light painting.

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Patrick Rochon’s Inspired Light Involves 2,520 LEDs and Beautiful Cars

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All images by Patrick Rochon. Used with permission.

Photographer Patrick Rochon has done many awesome shoots involving LED lights, long exposures and flash. He’s done Super Chromatic, Jedi battles, and work for Red Bull. But his latest creation has to be one of the coolest that we’ve seen. It’s called Inspired Light, and was done in collaboration with Infiniti Motors. Again, Patrick is stating that the images are done in-camera with a single image and not digitally manipulated.

Weeks of measuring, mapping, planning, and trial & error apparently went into this shoot with each car took four experienced technicians four hours to rig, while the prototype took several days.

“Each QX70 has 59 feet, or 18 metres, of LED strips, carefully fixed in place.” says Patrick. “The car remained completely intact, all lighting modifications were designed to be installed & removed with out damaging anything. Power supplies and wiring were all carefully concealed in the interior, with a switch as the only visible addition.”

Patrick also states that each car has a total of 2,520 LEDs with output exceeding 30,000 lumens (the amount of visible light emitted).

When we asked about the inspiration, Patrick told the Phoblographer “I think it’s basically a new version of how I see the world. I think all of us are making light and are leaving a trace behind.
All we do and create leaves a trace of light in the universe. Even our bodies are emitting photons and that is scientifically shown to us. So the Infiniti project we call Inspired Light is there to create beautiful light in the universe.”

A video and more photos are after the jump.

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The LiteBlades Are the Latest Tools for Light Painting

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All images by Patrick Rochon

If you’re looking for a new tool to paint with light and play with long exposures, then photographer Patrick Rochon has just what you need. They’re called the Liteblades–and they’re not anything like what you may see out of Star Wars. In fact, Patrick used them to make the Super Chromatic photos that we featured a while back.

The Liteblades are new brushes for photographers assembled (handmade and lasercut) in Canada, and have seven different configurations: GODSPEED, WINGMAN, PHOENIX, SPACETIME, BLACKDIAMOND, MONOLITH, and FIREFLY. They’re all unique tools that have different shapes and sizes for whatever your imagination can think of.

You can head on over to his shop to check them out now where each goes for $99. More images are after the jump.

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Patrick Rochon’s Super Chromatic Images Are Light Painted Portraits Done in a Single Shot


All images by Patrick Rochon. Used with permission

We previously featured Patrick Rochon’s light paintings for Red Bull, and now he’s out with a brand new project. It’s called Super Chromatic, and is a series of light painted portraits shot in a single photo. The series is inspired by Comic Book heroes and Science Fiction–and that’s surely noticeable in the construction of the shots.

“…the light painting is all done in camera on a single exposure, no studio lights, no flash, all hand held lights, all light painting.” says Patrick. when we asked him about the series.

A couple of our favorites from the series are after the jump. But the fact that the images were all done in camera is seriously blowing our minds right now.

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Photographer Patrick Rochon Does Some Insane Light Paintings Jedi Style

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All photos by Patrick Rochon. Used with permission

You might recognize photographer Patrick Rochon’s light paintings from the work that he has done for Red Bull. But he’s now come up with even more awesome creative works with his latest light painting project. He calls this the Light Painting KATA according to his new blog post.

So how did he create them? He used the force! Well, to clarify, he used something similar to a light saber, shot a long exposure, and danced around with the item. More photos are after the jump, along with a tutorial video of how this all went down.

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Wakeboarding + Painting with Light = Awesome


Recently, RedBull decided to work with Snap! Orlando on a special project. They called in a bunch of Wakeboarders to perform during the night. However, they also put lights on their boards and mixed slow shutter speeds with the right aperture and the right amount of flash to stop the motion. The results are some extremely cool photographs. Specifically, photographer Patrick Rochon was asked to take the creative lead on this project.

The video of how it was all done is after the jump.

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