Breathing Shadows is a Photo series inspired by Japanese photographer Tokihiro Satō.
Why: At Dutch Design Week 2015 a photo exhibition by Tokihiro Satō amazed me. He turned slow shutter speed photography from a gimmick into something magical. I wanted to try this for myself and learn more about his process. I did my research, like watching a video of Mr. Satō running around with a mirror in Akihabara, and felt prepared to create my own photos!
About: These photos are created by drawing an image with a flashlight in front of the camera during nighttime. So it’s like painting with light! The movement of the light has a connection with the breath, that is where the name of the series comes from. The art is to paint an image that makes sense in its surroundings, like a network of lights between trees or lights going up and down a set of stairs. This way the viewer won't think about the human that painted the picture but wonder about the scene that is pictured.
Skills Photography, Photo Editing, Exploration
Tools Canon DSLR, Adobe Photoshop
Location Leemkuil forest in Nijmegen and surroundings
I like capturing important moments and messing with cameras and lenses. But what I love most about photography is making things look nice. Sometimes nicer than in real life! I take pictures of people, food, events, buildings, landscapes, and clouds. I especially like clouds.