Calligraphic that seems to float in thin air

Calligraphic that seems to float in thin air

Using the arabic alphabet as a his model, French artist, Julien Breton creates his own life-sized calligraphic images all over the world. His canvases are dark night-scapes, his paint is light, and and his brushes are variously-sized flashlights (sometimes overlaid with pigmented gelatin to create color).

Capturing the motion with long exposure photography, the artist mimes out the calligraphy, waving the flashlight about in a sort-of dance. As one can imagine, some orchestration and practice are required for Breton to get the motions right. Though the pictures seem to be Photoshop-masterpieces, they are created solely with light.
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