Miami Art Fair International: Christian Slater, Light Sculptures, and More Floating Culture
"Typical setup is one tripod, one camera, one remote...I used to build my own tools to be more precise... [It] just depends what you want to do. You build your tool to do what you feel...In the location I find the inspiration," he said. Jadikan said he prefers abandoned places or natural locations to shoot his work. Sometimes he runs around playing with colors and light for four hours before he begins to feel comfortable in the environment.
Another light painter, Stephen Knapp, draws in spectators with pieces so mystical and color explosive that it almost looks like he's found a way to capture and contain the Northern Lights. Knapp is self-taught with no formal artistic training, but his college studies of History and English have allowed him to produce such works. "The History and English part is the research; you do research a lot and I've always been fascinated by materials... There's no paint at all, it's simply light. There's no color and that's a blank, white background. Think of a prism. You put a clear prism in front of white light and you get all these brilliant colors as it takes the wavelengths of light and breaks it into individual colors," He said.