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Darren Pearson

Published by Diana Tula · June 25th 2013

Darren Pearson is Los Angeles resident, where he works as a full time illustrator by day. By night, he explores the landscapes of California in search of the perfect scene for one of his life-sized light sculptures. These light sculptures are created through long exposure photography (the same technique commonly used to write a name with a sparkler or capture car trails at night).

Pearson makes complex light-effect photographs, none of which are photoshopped. We were entranced by his fun photos of skeletons, who seem so animated and involved in the american night life. Please enjoy Pearson’s skeletons and other wonderful light creations.

Have you ever wanted to try out light painting photography? Let us know in the comments below and we could ask Darren Pearson for an awesome tutorial. If you’d like to add Darren to friends and follow his future uploads visit his 500px page. There you can also see the rest of his portfolio and get in touch, don’t be shy and say hi.

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visual_soul
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Jason Keomany  over 1 year ago
Would definitely love to see a tutorial and maybe a BTS video?
rcquailcountry
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JudyAnn Rector  over 1 year ago
The images are SO unique and creative... I have long been fascinated with the simpler, more abstract form of light painting and would love too see a tutorial on it!
LeClomo
Le C  over 1 year ago
How long did u do :)))
Vincent_Roux
Vincent Roux  over 1 year ago
I don't like. Pure technical virtusoity is not art.
rapettif
Fernando Rapetti  over 1 year ago
Awesome. Looks like something very hard to do, as the light only looks like a trace when the camera finishes the exposure.
elroyjensen
ElroyJensen  over 1 year ago
I really love the real-life landscapes with the cool illustrations. Really creative technique, would really love to learn this software in the near future and come up with some interesting shots such as these. Thank You for sharing your work, Darren Pearson.
parvezkhusro
Parvez Khusro  over 1 year ago
love it!
JeffRumbold
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Jeff Rumbold  over 1 year ago
I've tried it but didn't get results anywhere near the quality of these - well done
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Amy Ding (inactive)  over 1 year ago
:) innovative and creative!
ValaRun
Vala Run  over 1 year ago
I love it :)
jdokokou
Jacques DO KOKOU  over 1 year ago
Surprenant et inventif. Comment cela se fait?
IrisJamison
Iris Jamison  over 1 year ago
These pictures are amazing! I'm really interested in learning how to do light painting photography. Please do a tutorial!
marcomontagna
Marco Montagna  over 1 year ago
incredible, Amazing, really a great artist!
saikarthikreddy
Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala  over 1 year ago
Very skilled, Amazing. Must have a lot of patience.
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Violeta Teixeira  over 1 year ago
J'aime bien l'idée.

Je ne serai pas capable de faire des travaux pareils.

V/

dgreggio88
Davide Greggio  over 1 year ago
Brilliant shots! You are skilled
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Любовь Крымова  over 1 year ago
На моем мобильнике есть это приложение 500px.Очень нравится!
Strannica61
Любовь Крымова  over 1 year ago
Это так замечательно и очень весело,Даррен великий мастер
PatDeside
Pat Deside  over 1 year ago
Good job ! Patience!
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Pam Collins  over 1 year ago
simply brilliant!
EmanuelKipukula
Emanuel Kipukula  over 1 year ago
Ayaaaaa
Kunacen
Kunacen Mu Mo  over 1 year ago
don't like
sorry
to be illustrator
OLVIDA
the photos
IvanFarca
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Ivan Farca  over 1 year ago
Very nice art
OlimShirinov
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Olim Shirinov  over 1 year ago
Cool!!!!
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Premal Dhruv  over 1 year ago
Amazing. Nice work.
Maxwell77
Maxwell Campbell  over 1 year ago
Amazing work
williamcho
William Cho  over 1 year ago
Brilliant creation indeed! A wonderful idea...
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Ian Hobson  over 1 year ago
Nice one Mr P, good to see the genre getting more exposure (npi). Onwards & upwards.
Luiza_Gelts
Very cool.
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Ofir Abramovitch  over 1 year ago
Thanks
BernardoIribarnegaray
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Bernardo Iribarnegaray  over 1 year ago
Es una afición muy costosa pues has de emplear muchas horas en hacer estas genialidades. Te felicito!!
YousefHisham
Yousef Hisham  over 1 year ago
http://500px.com/photo/38648380
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GroupB Ru (inactive)  over 1 year ago
Nice work man!

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GroupB Ru (inactive)  over 1 year ago
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libanyusuf
Liban Yusuf  over 1 year ago
Excellent. I love Darren's stuff.
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Phanindra Karamchedu  over 1 year ago
Very nice! I'd love to know how he manages to achieve so much accuracy!
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Agniva Das  over 1 year ago
This is very impressive.
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Frank McKenna  over 1 year ago
this is the best painting with light i have seen by any photographer ever.
jablanko
Janko Košćak  over 1 year ago
it's not only clean, it is very accurate. i wonder if there is some kind of a trick or you are just super talented..?
and i hope we'll get an answer soon.. thanks in advance, great work.. :)
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Darren Pearson  over 1 year ago
It's all about proportion, and using the environment and yourself as reference while you illustrate.. It also takes a ton of illustration practice; graffiti artists would probably be good at this sort of thing because they practice their art at life-size. Happy shooting!
ClaudioPia
Claudio Pia  over 1 year ago
A perfect light painting art!!!!
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Daniel Lowe  over 1 year ago
Tell me again how this is done; because I can't believe it's "not photoshopped".. what kind of light does this, in camera? I've done light painting with LEDs and headlamps, it never looks this clean. This looks like a white illustration comped over a photo.
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Darren Pearson  over 1 year ago
The camera merely acts as a (static) recorder of where the (dynamic) light has been. I'm not saying it's easy, but it's not photoshop. You can see a video in front of a live audience here: tinyurl.com/pkewtua
dariustwin
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Darren Pearson  over 1 year ago
What a wonderful surprise! Thanks for the post! :D
heldermansur
helder mansur  over 1 year ago
Very cool. Congrats!
SunnyshanLiu
Sunnyshan Liu  over 1 year ago
Love them!!!
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Patrizio Lari  over 1 year ago
so cool!!!
EdoardoCarrera
Edoardo Luis Carrera  over 1 year ago
Genius!!
SeanCox
Sean Cox  over 1 year ago
Wanted him to get featured for a little while, really good work, best light painting i have seen on here.
azerbouf
Evgeny Averboukh  over 1 year ago
Awesome! =) Nice idea :)
sriganesh
Sri Ganesh.M  over 1 year ago
Sir, i tried it with Nikon D5000 , 18-55mm lens. with a bright torch light. i can create abstract designs only. Any tips for beginners. ! please !
SeanCox
Sean Cox  over 1 year ago
Not my work but the smaller the torch and longer the shutter speed, the more detailed work you can make.
seragz
Serag Zwait  over 1 year ago
that's creative , amazing !

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