Light Painting Luminary

Arizona-based photographer Alex DeForest has a rather unique approach to portraiture. Though the medium of light painting is not a new one (can be traced back to American artist Man Ray’s 1935 series “Space Writing”), DeForest’s reclamation approach makes for some pretty remarkable pieces. In his own words, “I buy cheap flashlights at Walgreens, grocery stores, wherever. Often I buy fiber optic toys, disassemble them, and then connect them to flashlights to experiment. Occasionally I use pieces of acrylic and glass or even colored plastic handled cooking instruments.” The results are quite beautiful.

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