Tim van Vliet

Lightpainting sessions and events


About light-painting: Light Painting is a photographic technic that involves the use of light tools and the capturing of the light with the camera! These tools may be flashlights, LED strips, bike lights, fireworks or anything that illuminates the scene. The limit is the imagination of the artist. Apart from the tools and the camera all you need is a dark room, the subject, the artist and his creativity! Pictures can be static or an interactive activity where the subject can also participate in the “painting” by drafting additional drawings around him/her/them self/selves..It’s a technic that dates back to 1914 and that even Picasso interacted with (known as "Picasso draws a centaur in the air). In-line with video mapping and other visual arts Tim brings it back to life in the event and party context. He and his team can be booked for parties & events, workshops, private sessions and product photography.

From the hand of the Artist: Tim van Vliet Coming from a family of painters and photographers, I started drawing at a young age. Later on I studied graphic design for a couple of years in Amsterdam. This made me realize that what I really wanted could not be achieved by sitting behind a computer all day long. One day I bought a camera and I started experimenting with it. First I would take normal snapshots but later I really became interested in other techniques such as the high speed and flash photography. But it was not until I saw an exhibition by the Pipslab of light-painting that I started to try it and I just felt in love with the technique. That is history now, and ever since I have been creating my own techniques and participating in many event in the Netherlands and soon also abroad; loving it every day more! My style has evolved from experimenting with simple tools such as a flash and bicycle-lights to a delicate dance, where I move around the models. I draft large drawings as well as small details in the background, first by delineating each and every one of the models, emphasizing their bodies and features. This is followed by the creation of the context sketching a scenario behind and around them. All productions are the direct result of my illustration and the movement of the camera. I do not use Photoshop or any kind of retouching of the photographs. 

Contact me if you are interested in knowing more or on working together. Look forward to hearing from you!