Alex Kesselarr Running-with-Fire-III

Alex Kesselarr Running-with-Fire-III

Alex Kesslaar makes fire and light painted photographs. This technique is somewhat related to ephemeral modeling because he is using long exposures and blending them together. Kesslaar’s exposures are longer than the panopticon camera’s exposures so he is able to paint with a small light source. Some of the photographs appear to be blended together because the light breaks in places. The break represents the brief moment when one exposure ends and the next begins. Others appear to be single, long exposures.

Ephemeral models use short exposures that are three seconds apart. The regular cadence of short exposures allows the designer to move materials and model a space. Three seconds is long enough to allow the designer to move into a new position and short enough to allow them to remember where they have been.

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