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!
- Flickr Friday 23,698 photos, 33,042 members
- Ten - A Curated Explore 1,048 photos, 591 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 11,023 photos, 13,534 members
- flickr every day! 430,519 photos, 4,394 members
- Photographers from around the world 541,620 photos, 8,646 members
- Roaming through the Gloaming 58,685 photos, 16,332 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 90,597 photos, 7,093 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,842 photos, 6,450 members
- Light Painting Community 10,841 photos, 835 members
- OPTICAL NIRVANA 723 photos, 143 members
- Eye-Catchers 417 photos, 62 members
- Light Painting World Alliance 5,566 photos, 227 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 12,145 photos, 13,652 members
- Photographer Universe 687,515 photos, 8,318 members
- Light Stencil Central 297 photos, 234 members
- Dj´s 8,101 photos, 769 members
- DJ Pix 21,549 photos, 2,223 members
- .:: DJ Music ::. 38,491 photos, 4,314 members
- mavenimagery® 5,900 photos, 181 members
- Photography From The People 277,002 photos, 5,766 members
- Music Music Music 144,684 photos, 10,017 members
- Music 180,990 photos, 8,034 members
- La Galería / The Gallery 212 photos, 138 members
- Your Best Shot 2010 18,162 photos, 22,076 members
- Une photo vaut mille mensonges.. ;)) 16 photos, 71 members
- Shining Light on Cancer 4,869 photos, 637 members
- Paris Graffiti Van 2,655 photos, 64 members
- Paris 404,533 photos, 48,279 members
- Graffiti Light Project 181 photos, 15 members
- The Only Magic Left is Art 8,129 photos, 1,701 members
- Abstract Light Paintings 964 photos, 292 members
- October 10, 2010 1,742 photos, 2,448 members
- Flickr 10-10-10 3,864 photos, 1,527 members
- 101010 - Flickr Project 5,945 photos, 1,745 members
- Light Painted Illustrations 323 photos, 63 members
- Explore The Night - Night Photography 40,239 photos, 2,030 members
- The world best Light Art Photographers 344 photos, 22 members
- Sort Of Natural 3,486 photos, 523 members
- Lightning 41,669 photos, 15,834 members
- Helsinki Alt. 224 photos, 21 members
- artland 977,966 photos, 40,218 members
- α - Sony Alpha Cameras 858,922 photos, 21,172 members
- Light Painting Portraits 2,853 photos, 479 members
- Stop Motion And Time-Lapse 2,397 photos, 921 members
- stop motion, timelapse, etc... 1,311 photos, 686 members
- stop motion films 2,191 photos, 1,229 members
- Stop-Motion Video 3,407 photos, 2,057 members
- STOP-MOTION animation 7,700 photos, 3,724 members
- PhotoVotr 36,025 photos, 1,704 members
- Light graffiti 3,970 photos, 514 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."
August 28th, 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."
September 2nd, 2010
"Amazing and inspirational artist. In depth knowledge of photography, drawing, painting and visual communication. Highly Recommended!!!"
January 10th, 2010
"A master of whats not been done.
Always raising the bar.
Cheers to ya!"
January 2nd, 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."
December 4th, 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!"
September 29th, 2009
"I love you"
February 20th, 2009
- Janne Parviainen
- July 2007
- Helsinki, Finland
- I am:
- Male and Taken