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



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    mikeasaurus says:

    "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

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    SortOfNatural says:

    "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

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    http://heretakis.com says:

    "Amazing and inspirational artist. In depth knowledge of photography, drawing, painting and visual communication. Highly Recommended!!!"

    January 10th, 2010

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    BlaisOne says:

    "A master of whats not been done.
    Always raising the bar.
    Cheers to ya!"

    January 2nd, 2010

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    tdub303 says:

    "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

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    tackyshack says:

    "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

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    Florencia Bianchi Granados says:

    "I love you"

    February 20th, 2009

Janne Parviainen
July 2007
Helsinki, Finland
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