The Good Funeral Guide Blog

Light paintings by Janne Parviainen

Friday, 4 February 2011

Whisperer of the heart

Janne Parviainen is a Finnish artist. He is a painter of gritty urban subjects and of the forest. I think he’s fantastically good — I love his work. Janne is also a photographer and he has created a series of light paintings of skeletons. Why skeletons? Janne tells me: I use skeleton figures in my photos because they are visually very beautiful and they have so much storytelling power. It’s interesting to place such figures in everyday situations or into already very dramatic landscapes!

I am very grateful to Janne for letting me use some of his light paintings on this blog. They are all straight from the camera — no post-production. Please note that all of them are strictly copyright protected.

The Abomination


24 Hour Party People

Turn the Page

Find Janne Parviainen’s Flickr stream here. And his website here.

6 comments on “Light paintings by Janne Parviainen

  1. Thursday 10th February 2011 at 11:19 am

    I like the last one best

  2. Monday 7th February 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I think the odds are stacked against it being a coincidence, CB.

  3. Comfort Blanket

    Monday 7th February 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Incredible find. Thanks Charles… Do you think it’s a coincidence that when I clicked on this post the bulb on my desk lamp blew?

  4. Jon Underwood

    Saturday 5th February 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Truly great stuff. Thank you Charles & Janne.

  5. Saturday 5th February 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Well, Vale, that’s genius. If you want to wash down Janne’s images with words, what better words than Whitman’s? The perfect accompaniment.

    I have to confess it, I was beside myself with excitement when I found these light paintings and spent much of the day swapping emails with Janne in Finland – a very patient man with, thank goodness, better English than most English people.

  6. Vale

    Saturday 5th February 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I sing the Body electric;  
    The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them;  
    They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,  
    And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the Soul.

    Wonderful images Charles!

Leave a Comment