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 25,489 photos, 34,375 members
- Ten - A Curated Explore 1,236 photos, 673 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 10,976 photos, 13,457 members
- flickr every day! 491,283 photos, 4,831 members
- Photographers from around the world 593,677 photos, 8,998 members
- Roaming through the Gloaming 58,350 photos, 16,775 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 96,341 photos, 7,230 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,823 photos, 6,421 members
- Light Painting Community 11,539 photos, 870 members
- OPTICAL NIRVANA 735 photos, 144 members
- Eye-Catchers 424 photos, 62 members
- Light Painting World Alliance 6,071 photos, 237 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 12,109 photos, 13,600 members
- Photographer Universe 725,000 photos, 8,486 members
- Light Stencil Central 309 photos, 235 members
- Dj´s 8,141 photos, 775 members
- DJ Pix 21,726 photos, 2,234 members
- .:: DJ Music ::. 38,684 photos, 4,331 members
- mavenimagery® 5,956 photos, 179 members
- Photography From The People 282,894 photos, 5,771 members
- Music Music Music 148,721 photos, 10,131 members
- Music 184,872 photos, 8,116 members
- La Galería / The Gallery 212 photos, 138 members
- Your Best Shot 2010 18,117 photos, 22,017 members
- Une photo vaut mille mensonges.. ;)) 16 photos, 70 members
- Shining Light on Cancer 5,020 photos, 642 members
- Paris Graffiti Van 2,699 photos, 65 members
- Paris 411,177 photos, 48,785 members
- Graffiti Light Project 181 photos, 15 members
- The Only Magic Left is Art 8,058 photos, 1,705 members
- Abstract Light Paintings 964 photos, 292 members
- October 10, 2010 1,735 photos, 2,443 members
- Flickr 10-10-10 3,830 photos, 1,521 members
- 101010 - Flickr Project 5,979 photos, 1,741 members
- Light Painted Illustrations 368 photos, 68 members
- Explore The Night - Night Photography 42,200 photos, 2,070 members
- The world best Light Art Photographers 344 photos, 22 members
- Sort Of Natural 3,482 photos, 522 members
- Lightning 42,545 photos, 15,997 members
- Helsinki Alt. 224 photos, 21 members
- artland 1,021,294 photos, 40,742 members
- α - Sony Alpha Cameras 884,717 photos, 21,482 members
- Light Painting Portraits 2,990 photos, 493 members
- Stop Motion And Time-Lapse 2,426 photos, 926 members
- stop motion, timelapse, etc... 1,357 photos, 696 members
- stop motion films 2,198 photos, 1,227 members
- Stop-Motion Video 3,410 photos, 2,058 members
- STOP-MOTION animation 7,744 photos, 3,705 members
- PhotoVotr 36,238 photos, 1,706 members
- Light graffiti 4,073 photos, 519 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