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 21,006 photos, 31,101 members
- Ten - A Curated Explore 944 photos, 543 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 10,999 photos, 13,681 members
- flickr every day! 318,073 photos, 3,663 members
- Photographers from around the world 441,439 photos, 7,982 members
- Roaming through the Gloaming 56,440 photos, 15,305 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 78,728 photos, 6,800 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,870 photos, 6,502 members
- Light Painting Community 9,899 photos, 770 members
- OPTICAL NIRVANA 730 photos, 139 members
- Eye-Catchers 406 photos, 62 members
- Light Painting World Alliance 4,690 photos, 210 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 12,198 photos, 13,751 members
- Photographer Universe 617,674 photos, 7,973 members
- Light Stencil Central 295 photos, 224 members
- Dj´s 7,934 photos, 764 members
- DJ Pix 21,170 photos, 2,201 members
- .:: DJ Music ::. 37,870 photos, 4,295 members
- mavenimagery® 5,767 photos, 183 members
- Photography From The People 265,572 photos, 5,754 members
- Music Music Music 137,838 photos, 9,727 members
- Music 173,478 photos, 7,852 members
- La Galería / The Gallery 212 photos, 138 members
- Your Best Shot 2010 18,241 photos, 22,193 members
- Une photo vaut mille mensonges.. ;)) 16 photos, 71 members
- Shining Light on Cancer 4,994 photos, 627 members
- Paris Graffiti Van 2,515 photos, 63 members
- Paris 387,093 photos, 47,146 members
- Graffiti Light Project 181 photos, 14 members
- The Only Magic Left is Art 8,241 photos, 1,692 members
- Abstract Light Paintings 968 photos, 294 members
- October 10, 2010 1,749 photos, 2,461 members
- Flickr 10-10-10 3,876 photos, 1,537 members
- 101010 - Flickr Project 5,818 photos, 1,752 members
- Light Painted Illustrations 274 photos, 58 members
- Explore The Night - Night Photography 37,321 photos, 1,941 members
- The world best Light Art Photographers 344 photos, 22 members
- Sort Of Natural 3,490 photos, 523 members
- Lightning 40,679 photos, 15,546 members
- Helsinki Alt. 215 photos, 20 members
- artland 894,029 photos, 39,052 members
- α - Sony Alpha Cameras 807,684 photos, 20,510 members
- Light Painting Portraits 2,627 photos, 452 members
- Stop Motion And Time-Lapse 2,329 photos, 908 members
- stop motion, timelapse, etc... 1,272 photos, 664 members
- stop motion films 2,169 photos, 1,211 members
- Stop-Motion Video 3,406 photos, 2,060 members
- STOP-MOTION animation 7,733 photos, 3,728 members
- PhotoVotr 35,803 photos, 1,714 members
- Light graffiti 3,703 photos, 494 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