10/16/2011

Light Painting & photographer Eric Curry

B-25:  Bomber Crew Plus One by Eric Curry


The word photography literally translates to "painting with light".  Photographer Eric Curry takes this translation to task in an astounding series of images titled American Pride and Passion:  A Photographic Celebration of our American Spirit.

56' Ford Pickup by Eric Curry

  
If Curry's images resemble paintings more than photographs it's because of they way they have been lit.  Instead of lighting the scene with sun or strobe, Curry painstakingly paints the whole image (area by area) with a large flashlight using long 30 second exposures.  Multiple images are combined via Photoshop to create the final composition.

Tres Amigos by Eric Curry

If all of this sounds like a lot of work...it is!!  Watch the video below for a better understanding of how the image (at the top of this post) B-25:  Bomber Crew Plus One came together.


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