Light paintings by Janne Parviainen

Charles Cowling

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 thoughts on “Light paintings by Janne Parviainen

  1. Charles Cowling

    I like the last one best

    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling

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

    Charles Cowling
  3. Charles Cowling
    Comfort Blanket

    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?

    Charles Cowling
  4. Charles Cowling
    Jon Underwood

    Truly great stuff. Thank you Charles & Janne.

    Charles Cowling
  5. Charles Cowling

    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.

    Charles Cowling
  6. Charles Cowling

    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!

    Charles Cowling

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