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Light Art Photography and Paintings by Janne Parviainen

Janne Parviainen has organized exhibitions, light installations, light art work shops, performances, music videos and commercial work as a solo artist and with the Finnish light art collective Valopaja he is part of.

Janne Parviainen is a 35-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland. He is one of the most well known light painting artists and his work has been featured in various magazines and art blogs such as The National Geographic, The Guardian, Daily Mail, Wired, Juxtapoz, Spiegel Online, Metro News paper and Yahoo News. Janne has worked with well known brands such as Adobe Systems Inc., Olight and Nippon Television producing high level artistic material for commercial use.

Janne Parviainen also has 17 years of expertise as an artist and he has a very recognizable style in which he combines oil color, metal leaves and permanent marker on glass using old windows. Janne has been teaching drawing light art and oil color painting for 10 years in various schools in the Helsinki region.


Light painting photography is an art form in which photos are manipulated manually using different kind of light sources during long exposure times. The idea of the art form is not to use any post production to the photo at all, all photos should be straight from the camera.

In this set I have traced entire rooms with a led light in order to create topographic maps of the space. I have recently added a new level to these topographic photos by combining the technique with actual topographic drawings made with chalks, permanent markers and charcoal. I also work on light installations creating similar light spaces in physical form.


I love to use humane characters in my photos. These light figures have been in my light painting photos since the day I started and have evolved from ghostly light creatures to skeletons made of light and mystical characters dripping with light. I also work on light installations creating the scenes and figures of my photos in physical form.



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