creating exotic worlds through long exposure photography

About Me

My photography all kind of started out with going in search of waterfalls in the mountains of North Carolina, and wanting to take their wonderment back home with me. I had already been interested in nature photography for sometime, but it got me involved with focusing on the perfect shot. A couple years ago my interest was fueled by curiosity of new and unusual forms of photography.  Thus, after doing some research, I came across something called: Light Painting.
Wikipedia describes light painting as a photographic technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera.  I played around with this for a summer, using various flashlights, and glow sticks.  My collection of “light-toys” went from 4 or 5 glow sticks, to a bag with more than I can count.  I enjoy the open artistry that comes with light painting. You can literally create anything you can think of within the frame. Also all of my pictures are straight out of the camera (SOOC). There is no manipulation in photoshop and what you see is what I see on the back of the camera when the exposure is finished.

“Through long exposure photography I create a new world filled with endless landscapes made from light.”
Johnny Edward Dickerson II