I am a 32-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland.
I make my paintings mostly on glass using oil colors, permanent markers and metal leaves. The subjects in my paintings vary from urban landscapes to quiet nature views. You could describe my style expressionism, with perhaps a hint of graffiti and graphic art added.
Manic light painting since 2008:
Light painting photography is an art form where photos are manipulated manually using different kind of light sources during long exposure times. The idea of the art form is not to use any post production to the photo at all, all photos should be straight from the camera. While the camera is exposing the area of the photo can be used as a canvas by moving different lights in it, as if drawing or painting to it. The exposure times used in light painting vary from a few seconds to hours, depending on the desired effect. The actual light painting can be done with colored strobes, flash lights, light toys or tools especially engineered for light painting.
All my light painting photos are straight from the camera, no post editing used.
Here is a documentary of light painting I was featured in.
I was also featured in a Japanese television program Itte-Q!
A light painted music video for the Finnish band Hahmo.
For more of my paintings and photos, visit
Check out my new facebook pages!
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 10,221 photos, 2,620 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 6,273 photos, 7,383 members
- Light Painting Community 3,693 photos, 343 members
- OPTICAL NIRVANA 572 photos, 91 members
- Eye-Catchers 274 photos, 63 members
- Light Painting World Alliance 267 photos, 85 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 12,904 photos, 14,900 members
- Photographer Universe - FACEBOOK.COM/DIGIHILLPICS - JOIN US 289,686 photos, 5,729 members
- Light Stencil Central 241 photos, 145 members
- Dj´s 7,321 photos, 746 members
- DJ Pix 18,672 photos, 2,001 members
- .:: DJ Music ::. 34,127 photos, 4,101 members
- mavenimagery® 5,414 photos, 190 members
- Photography From The People 162,266 photos, 4,991 members
- Music Music Music 96,342 photos, 8,094 members
- Music 130,531 photos, 6,850 members
- La Galería / The Gallery 214 photos, 140 members
- Your Best Shot 2010 19,187 photos, 23,492 members
- Une photo vaut mille mensonges.. ;)) 16 photos, 72 members
- Shining Light on Cancer 4,325 photos, 535 members
- Paris Graffiti Van 1,472 photos, 52 members
- Paris 285,153 photos, 31,780 members
- Graffiti Light Project 150 photos, 14 members
- (*) 7,788 photos, 929 members
- Abstract Light Paintings 1,003 photos, 264 members
- October 10, 2010 1,848 photos, 2,573 members
- Flickr 10-10-10 4,014 photos, 1,618 members
- 101010 - Flickr Project 5,315 photos, 1,814 members
- Light Painted Illustrations 179 photos, 36 members
- Explore The Night - Night Photography 16,818 photos, 1,206 members
- The world best Light Art Photographers 330 photos, 22 members
- Sort Of Natural 3,921 photos, 531 members
- Lightning 31,418 photos, 12,618 members
- Helsinki Alt. 194 photos, 19 members
- artland 500,028 photos, 28,853 members
- α - Sony Alpha DSLR Cameras 581,858 photos, 16,951 members
- Light Painting Portraits 1,620 photos, 296 members
- Stop Motion And Time-Lapse 1,950 photos, 790 members
- stop motion, timelapse, etc... 1,029 photos, 532 members
- stop motion films 2,136 photos, 1,166 members
- Stop-Motion Video 3,487 photos, 2,047 members
- STOP-MOTION animation 5,706 photos, 3,761 members
- PhotoVotr 34,112 photos, 1,769 members
- Light graffiti 2,141 photos, 374 members
- PicJungle 488 photos, 73 members
- James and Kats Challenges 30 photos, 25 members
- Bloody hell, you made my retinas pop out and run around the room 214 photos, 46 members
- After Hours Landscapes 133 photos, 30 members
- LIGHT PAINTERS ANONYMOUS 248 photos, 20 members
- Light Painting Competitions and Themes 556 photos, 1,172 members
"Unbelievable stuff. Your work blows me away. New spheres of photography, demonstrating that there are new ways to photograph - we just have to try something new."
28th August, 2012
"Easily the most talented and inventive artist in all of flickrdom. His light painting goes beyond being a tricky technique. He has mastered the discipline and now creates mind blowing story filled photographs."
2nd September, 2010
"Amazing and inspirational artist. In depth knowledge of photography, drawing, painting and visual communication. Highly Recommended!!!"
10th January, 2010
"A master of whats not been done.
Always raising the bar.
Cheers to ya!"
2nd January, 2010
"One of the first people I met on Flickr and I am sure glad i did. He is a master light painter who is always coming up with his own original ideas."
4th December, 2009
"Jannepaint is a pioneer of the light painting form. His work is original, funny, awe-inspiring, and ground breaking. From his ridiculously awesome stencils to his lightman shots to his use of props and sweet locations, jannepaint is capturing some killer stuff.
I look forward to seeing what you create moving forward on this journey of painting with light. Keep on keepin' on with what you're doing bro!"
29th September, 2009
Flor BG says:
"I love you"
20th February, 2009
- Janne Parviainen
- July 2007
- Helsinki, Finland
- I am:
- Male and Taken