Basil Brush is a pyromaniac - kinetic lightpainting with a firework

in #photocirclelast year (edited)

This is what happens if you rotate a camera on it's lens axis while your model spins a burning firework on a drill


For these shots, I fired a Godox flashgun located behind the model to light up the scene then asked my LP buddy, Neil R, to carefully light the firework and start spinning. As the spin starts I rotate the camera fairly slowly and replace the lens cap or end the exposure so as not to make a complete circle. Making a circle would mean the sparks would blow out the silhouette and ruin the shot.

I tried another version but had the aperture set too wide but I like the abstract effect:


And another version where I maybe underexposed for the fireworks a little:


It's good to experiment with different styles and I would have tried this more but I ran out of fireworks!

About me: I usually specialise in shooting lightpainting images but occasionally dabble in urbex and artistic model photography. I'm always on the lookout for someone to collaborate with; please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to create art.

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Superb shots, sk cool

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One of my absolute favorites of you. Super super cooool.

Thanks @gunnarheilmann I’ve been so busy with work I feel the need to get out and shoot something PDQ!

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