Light Painting

I’ve recently been experimenting with a lot of long exposure shots. Its a fairly new medium for me so I’m trying to learn exactly what I can do with it. I’ve always loved drawing and light so I saw this as a great opportunity to combine the two. This is the beginning of a series of photos but probably not from this angle seeing how a police car drove up to me while I was taking these and told me that I was trespassing and that I would be arrested if I didn’t leave the area. I’m on the lookout for some better/legal locations around the city. The shots are around 20 seconds and there is only so much that one guy can scribble with a bike light in 20 seconds so I imagine that I’ll be working with more people soon to create more elaborate shots. Till then enjoy these pieces. They’re made as intentions to send love and healing to the city in addition to declaring my own love for this city. After coming back from my trip to Mexico it made me really appreciate how awesome it is to live here. It may not be the easiest place to live but there is so much to take advantage of and so many resources that we probably overlook as New Yorkers caught up in our own lives. I still plan on traveling much more in the future but I’m glad to know that the city is my home.