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 19,787 photos, 29,793 members
- Ten - A Curated Explore 870 photos, 514 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 11,044 photos, 13,794 members
- flickr every day! 278,645 photos, 3,322 members
- Photographers from around the world 398,239 photos, 7,581 members
- Roaming through the Gloaming 54,623 photos, 14,655 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 73,407 photos, 6,607 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,894 photos, 6,549 members
- Light Painting Community 9,414 photos, 739 members
- OPTICAL NIRVANA 722 photos, 139 members
- Eye-Catchers 404 photos, 63 members
- Light Painting World Alliance 4,418 photos, 207 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 12,227 photos, 13,819 members
- Photographer Universe 590,124 photos, 7,792 members
- Light Stencil Central 292 photos, 223 members
- Dj´s 7,948 photos, 764 members
- DJ Pix 21,139 photos, 2,192 members
- .:: DJ Music ::. 37,709 photos, 4,281 members
- mavenimagery® 5,725 photos, 182 members
- Photography From The People 260,430 photos, 5,746 members
- Music Music Music 134,950 photos, 9,601 members
- Music 170,345 photos, 7,760 members
- La Galería / The Gallery 212 photos, 138 members
- Your Best Shot 2010 18,290 photos, 22,260 members
- Une photo vaut mille mensonges.. ;)) 16 photos, 71 members
- Shining Light on Cancer 4,968 photos, 627 members
- Paris Graffiti Van 2,403 photos, 63 members
- Paris 380,226 photos, 46,553 members
- Graffiti Light Project 180 photos, 14 members
- The Only Magic Left is Art 8,265 photos, 1,695 members
- Abstract Light Paintings 978 photos, 292 members
- October 10, 2010 1,755 photos, 2,464 members
- Flickr 10-10-10 3,885 photos, 1,538 members
- 101010 - Flickr Project 5,803 photos, 1,755 members
- Light Painted Illustrations 252 photos, 52 members
- Explore The Night - Night Photography 35,333 photos, 1,885 members
- The world best Light Art Photographers 344 photos, 22 members
- Sort Of Natural 3,507 photos, 523 members
- Lightning 40,397 photos, 15,459 members
- Helsinki Alt. 214 photos, 20 members
- artland 859,408 photos, 38,447 members
- α - Sony Alpha Cameras 788,174 photos, 20,236 members
- Light Painting Portraits 2,572 photos, 445 members
- Stop Motion And Time-Lapse 2,304 photos, 898 members
- stop motion, timelapse, etc... 1,253 photos, 657 members
- stop motion films 2,151 photos, 1,203 members
- Stop-Motion Video 3,387 photos, 2,051 members
- STOP-MOTION animation 7,736 photos, 3,739 members
- PhotoVotr 35,676 photos, 1,715 members
- Light graffiti 3,502 photos, 482 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