Christopher Kennedy, New York
To create the Photo Luminism technique, I have combined my loves of photography and colored illuminations with the effect of static light sources on a digital sensor in motion.
The complex images are created in a long exposure using meticulously staged illuminations while the camera and lens are manipulated to achieve the intended goal. Photo Luminism abstractions of ‘light unseen’ are created entirely in-camera in a single exposure with no creative post additions.
The challenge for me in creating this series was to result in something different; something fresh and alluring; to show how beautiful light can be and to capture the imagination, stimulating thought and conversation.
I believe that if art is to be bold, the statement it makes should be equally outspoken. To that end I print my images onto large sheets of lightly brushed aluminum, a medium whose inherent reflectivity enhances the images of light with an almost 3-dimensional luminosity. The dye sublimation process is utilized for exceptional color, brilliance and longevity.
View all of the artwork for the LA vs NY exhibit
View the 2013 LA vs NY issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine