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 38,782 photos, 41,179 members
- Ten - A Curated Explore 1,358 photos, 706 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 10,679 photos, 12,959 members
- flickr every day! 889,670 photos, 8,122 members
- Photographers from around the world 850,197 photos, 10,938 members
- Roaming through the Gloaming 60,890 photos, 17,717 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,690 photos, 6,150 members
- Light Painting Community 14,197 photos, 1,094 members
- OPTICAL NIRVANA 767 photos, 151 members
- Eye-Catchers 430 photos, 60 members
- Light Painting World Alliance 8,537 photos, 285 members
- Your Best Shot 2011 11,870 photos, 13,182 members
- Photographer Universe 904,980 photos, 8,966 members
- Light Stencil Central 322 photos, 255 members
- Dj´s 8,335 photos, 798 members
- DJ Pix 22,275 photos, 2,247 members
- .:: DJ Music ::. 39,638 photos, 4,339 members
- mavenimagery® 6,139 photos, 179 members
- Photography From The People 313,218 photos, 5,760 members
- Music Music Music 168,788 photos, 10,661 members
- Music 208,654 photos, 8,486 members
- La Galería / The Gallery 200 photos, 136 members
- Your Best Shot 2010 17,809 photos, 21,562 members
- Une photo vaut mille mensonges.. ;)) 16 photos, 70 members
- Shining Light on Cancer 5,023 photos, 653 members
- Paris Graffiti Van 3,217 photos, 66 members
- Paris 442,302 photos, 49,783 members
- Graffiti Light Project 179 photos, 15 members
- The Only Magic Left is Art 7,922 photos, 1,700 members
- Abstract Light Paintings 963 photos, 286 members
- October 10, 2010 1,688 photos, 2,381 members
- Flickr 10-10-10 3,733 photos, 1,483 members
- 101010 - Flickr Project 6,445 photos, 1,701 members
- Light Painted Illustrations 463 photos, 78 members
- Explore The Night - Night Photography 51,609 photos, 2,272 members
- The world best Light Art Photographers 342 photos, 24 members
- Sort Of Natural 3,413 photos, 514 members
- Lightning 44,727 photos, 16,438 members
- Helsinki Alt. 228 photos, 22 members
- artland 1,188,042 photos, 43,072 members
- α - Sony Alpha Cameras 1,011,457 photos, 23,090 members
- Light Painting Portraits 3,831 photos, 551 members
- Stop Motion And Time-Lapse 2,590 photos, 951 members
- stop motion, timelapse, etc... 1,648 photos, 734 members
- stop motion films 2,238 photos, 1,234 members
- Stop-Motion Video 3,505 photos, 2,037 members
- STOP-MOTION animation 8,382 photos, 3,684 members
- PhotoVotr 36,793 photos, 1,668 members
- Light graffiti 4,331 photos, 551 members
- PicJungle 646 photos, 77 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