Light graffiti is the art of combining long-exposure photographs with high-intensity light sources waved around in thin air to create an image when the shutter closes. While most people use light graffiti to create really random images, Marc Cameron and Mark Brown of Se7en Magazine skillfully used it to create some of the most iconic cars on the road these days.
While discussing his technique, Mark Brown said: “The technique I use is some what of a trade secret. Without going into too much detail, it's a mixture of long exposure photography and light trails.”
“Using extended exposures I am able to step in front of the lens and paint with light using the camera as a canvas. Then I use real photographic components as a background for each of the light paintings. Nothing is digitally generated, only stitched together. Each image takes about 2-3 hours to complete.”
McLaren F1 LM
Mercedes SLS AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Volkswagen Camper Van
via se7en magazine