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 24,269 photos, 33,543 members
- Ten - A Curated Explore 1,175 photos, 638 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 11,007 photos, 13,511 members
- flickr every day! 448,643 photos, 4,525 members
- Photographers from around the world 557,292 photos, 8,732 members
- Roaming through the Gloaming 58,628 photos, 16,491 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 92,416 photos, 7,134 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,834 photos, 6,445 members
- Light Painting Community 11,165 photos, 840 members
- OPTICAL NIRVANA 731 photos, 143 members
- Eye-Catchers 421 photos, 62 members
- Light Painting World Alliance 5,767 photos, 228 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 12,136 photos, 13,638 members
- Photographer Universe 700,166 photos, 8,368 members
- Light Stencil Central 302 photos, 234 members
- Dj´s 8,119 photos, 771 members
- DJ Pix 21,619 photos, 2,226 members
- .:: DJ Music ::. 38,571 photos, 4,324 members
- mavenimagery® 5,932 photos, 181 members
- Photography From The People 278,743 photos, 5,765 members
- Music Music Music 146,000 photos, 10,059 members
- Music 182,112 photos, 8,054 members
- La Galería / The Gallery 212 photos, 138 members
- Your Best Shot 2010 18,151 photos, 22,066 members
- Une photo vaut mille mensonges.. ;)) 16 photos, 71 members
- Shining Light on Cancer 5,014 photos, 639 members
- Paris Graffiti Van 2,664 photos, 64 members
- Paris 406,600 photos, 48,428 members
- Graffiti Light Project 181 photos, 15 members
- The Only Magic Left is Art 8,102 photos, 1,705 members
- Abstract Light Paintings 964 photos, 292 members
- October 10, 2010 1,742 photos, 2,446 members
- Flickr 10-10-10 3,843 photos, 1,522 members
- 101010 - Flickr Project 5,937 photos, 1,742 members
- Light Painted Illustrations 332 photos, 63 members
- Explore The Night - Night Photography 40,756 photos, 2,041 members
- The world best Light Art Photographers 344 photos, 22 members
- Sort Of Natural 3,482 photos, 523 members
- Lightning 42,113 photos, 15,907 members
- Helsinki Alt. 224 photos, 21 members
- artland 991,177 photos, 40,458 members
- α - Sony Alpha Cameras 866,310 photos, 21,262 members
- Light Painting Portraits 2,890 photos, 481 members
- Stop Motion And Time-Lapse 2,399 photos, 920 members
- stop motion, timelapse, etc... 1,307 photos, 687 members
- stop motion films 2,191 photos, 1,229 members
- Stop-Motion Video 3,408 photos, 2,061 members
- STOP-MOTION animation 7,687 photos, 3,721 members
- PhotoVotr 36,133 photos, 1,703 members
- Light graffiti 4,005 photos, 516 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