The term "Lightpaintings" comes from the word "Photograph" In Latin, the word "Foto" means "light" The word "Graph" means "draw" or in some languages translates as "paint". Put together you get "photograph" or Lightpainting", which is what we have created in this collection. We literally held the shutter on the camera open and walked around painting light on the subjects with a simple flashlight purchased from a hardware store. Since light overcomes darkness and reveals what is hidden in the darkness, the image is highly dependent upon how the light is used and what is revealed. They say "content is king and composition is queen". Vandivier would add "then lighting for a great photo is God!".
This collection of lightpaintings was created by Kevin Vandivier. Vandivier first started playing with lightpainting while in college in 1977. For Kevin it was just a hobby technique to play with occasionally. Then a major national magazine discovered his works and asked him to write an article on his lightpainting techniques.