Swedish artist Janne Parviainen is a 31-year-old who properly termed some of his art

“Lighting Topography.”

The Light Painter, who also goes by JANNEPAINT, is a full time artist who has been shooting photography for more than 15 years. Light painting was actually an accidental discovery, like so many of our favorite inventions. It happened in early 2007 while Janne was out at night taking long exposure photographs and accidentally hit his camera. Upon looking at his photograph, the street lights had left streaks that appeared to be writing in the image. Thus Light Painting was born. Janne has become an expert at producing light paintings and more recently skeleton imagery within his photographs.

"Light painting photography uses different light sources during long exposure times. All of my photos are straight from the camera, the light skeletons and light figures are drawn with LED lights, and no post processing of any kind has been done to them."

Among his favorite sources is urban exploration, constantly giving him a source to draw ideas from. Check out more of his light painting, color painting on glass, and oil paintings at his website, www.jannepaint.com.




The artist, from Helsinki, uses a technique where he traces patterns and shapes using light sources caught with a camera on a long exposure setting. "I have traced entire rooms with a single LED light with the exposure times ranging from 20 minutes to 37 minutes,”




In the piece below, titled “Mother’s Love,” Parviainen traced his wife breastfeeding the couple’s three-week-old daughter as she sat on a sofa. "You could say there's a theme in the newest photos,” he says. “They are like other dimensions photos from our everyday surroundings, a bit like seeing energy flowing all around us.”




And, no, the images are not manipulated with Photoshop or other technology. Rather, “all the photos are straight from the camera, and there is no post processing of any kind has been done to them,” Parviainen explains.




“The actual light painting can be done with colored strobes, flash lights, light toys or tools especially engineered for light painting," he says. The imagery portrays common scenes – like a kitchen, a living room chair, or stairway – in a surreal perspective.




"I have traced human figures with light in my photos earlier, so it was interesting to see how the technique would work on larger areas,” Parviainen says. "I have been planning on taking the technique outside in the future to trace nature views with light, too."





Parviainen caught nature in its raw form when he sketched out his trademark skeleton figures back-dropped against a storm. "I managed to get shots a couple of weeks ago when there was a huge thunderstorm in the Helsinki area.”

Here are some more pages with Janne's work that you might find interesting: 50 question Interview, More images from the Telegraph, WIX Page