LightSpin: Light-Painting and Bullet-Time Stop-Motion Photography

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This is impressive: Montreal-based photographer  Eric Paré of Timecode Lab has combined light-painting, stop-motion photography, and Matrix-like 360° "bullet-time" technique into one. In his series LightSpin, Paré captured half a million photographs using 24-camera rig and compiled them together into a contemporary dance move unlike anything you've seen before:

Every frame is lit by hand, one by one. Each picture has an exposure time of 1 second. The dancer has to stay still for that second ... then has 2 seconds to slightly move to the next position.

The light is made with a roll of neutral density filter on a blinking flashlight. During this project, I triggered the cameras over 20,000 times, for a total of half a million images.

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More of Paré's LightSpin below:

LightSpin with Kim Henry

LightSpin with Mariane Léger

LightSpin with Michael Mega Watts

LightSpin with Emmanuelle Bourassa Beaudoin

LightSpin with Merryn Kritzinger

Behind the scenes with Stephane Hoareau and Nicolas Foisy at Timecode Lab

Link: LightSpin official website | Gallery - via Core77

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