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!
- Your Best Shot 2013 11,612 photos, 15,172 members
- flickr every day! 58,554 photos, 966 members
- Photographers from around the world 91,418 photos, 3,141 members
- Roaming through the Gloaming 41,771 photos, 9,808 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 29,559 photos, 4,384 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 6,079 photos, 6,940 members
- Light Painting Community 5,451 photos, 445 members
- OPTICAL NIRVANA 632 photos, 107 members
- Eye-Catchers 323 photos, 65 members
- Light Painting World Alliance 986 photos, 125 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 12,581 photos, 14,468 members
- Photographer Universe 370,624 photos, 6,073 members
- Light Stencil Central 227 photos, 172 members
- Dj´s 7,458 photos, 748 members
- DJ Pix 19,191 photos, 2,070 members
- .:: DJ Music ::. 34,828 photos, 4,149 members
- mavenimagery® 5,532 photos, 184 members
- Photography From The People 207,885 photos, 5,772 members
- Music Music Music 109,448 photos, 8,541 members
- Music 144,196 photos, 7,119 members
- La Galería / The Gallery 212 photos, 139 members
- Your Best Shot 2010 18,749 photos, 22,947 members
- Une photo vaut mille mensonges.. ;)) 16 photos, 71 members
- Shining Light on Cancer 4,524 photos, 588 members
- Paris Graffiti Van 1,573 photos, 56 members
- Paris 318,666 photos, 38,834 members
- Graffiti Light Project 150 photos, 14 members
- The Only Magic Left is Art 8,274 photos, 1,356 members
- Abstract Light Paintings 993 photos, 281 members
- October 10, 2010 1,810 photos, 2,527 members
- Flickr 10-10-10 3,948 photos, 1,586 members
- 101010 - Flickr Project 5,310 photos, 1,784 members
- Light Painted Illustrations 181 photos, 38 members
- Explore The Night - Night Photography 23,290 photos, 1,444 members
- The world best Light Art Photographers 342 photos, 22 members
- Sort Of Natural 3,801 photos, 530 members
- Lightning 33,671 photos, 13,415 members
- Helsinki Alt. 214 photos, 20 members
- artland 604,004 photos, 30,731 members
- α - Sony Alpha Cameras 635,379 photos, 17,544 members
- Light Painting Portraits 2,015 photos, 342 members
- Stop Motion And Time-Lapse 2,025 photos, 817 members
- stop motion, timelapse, etc... 1,117 photos, 567 members
- stop motion films 2,142 photos, 1,177 members
- Stop-Motion Video 3,389 photos, 2,052 members
- STOP-MOTION animation 6,098 photos, 3,750 members
- PhotoVotr 34,800 photos, 1,743 members
- Light graffiti 2,447 photos, 412 members
- PicJungle 515 photos, 73 members
- James and Kats Challenges 29 photos, 24 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
"I love you"
20th February, 2009
- Janne Parviainen
- July 2007
- Helsinki, Finland
- I am:
- Male and Taken