Photography is one of the greatest forms of art in this world. And as the world evolves, this incredible form of art evolves with it, so you can use so many different techniques and tools to perfect the image you want to capture. For example, photographer Vitor Schietti favorites the long exposure type of photography and man, he can really do some miracles with his camera and a little processing. His newest collection is again done with long exposure and it captures some gorgeous images of light where you can almost think that is in some kind of liquid form – just dripping from the trees that it is surrounding. All that light comes from using various fireworks and the whole shoot was done in the author’s beautiful homeland of Brazil. Schietti very appropriately named this marvelous collection – Impermanent Sculptures. But probably the best thing about it is that Vitor is not done with it yet, as he intends to make more of them in the upcoming year, leaving it as an open project. Which of course means, there are more treats for us to expect in the near future.
This amazing mixture of in-camera light painting and some work in the post-processing blends in about 12 different shots of the camera in order to produce the final image that we are about to show you here. Just fascinating, isn’t it? Here are some words of the author himself, explaining all about this awe-inspiring collection and the inspiration for it:
“The series is the result of several years of research on long exposure photography, and the usage of ND filters was vital to find a perfect balance between the fading twilight and the brightness of the fireworks. Only a few attempts were allowed per day, since the time frame during which this balance is possible is very narrow (30 to 50 minutes). The Brazilian central plateau, in a kind of savanna called “Cerrado” was the scenery for most of these experimentations. The margins of the lake Paranoa, the streets and some iconic monuments from Brasilia were also locations for some of the light paintings. It’s important to say the series is an ongoing process, and more will follow in the coming year or so.”
If you enjoyed this fantastic collection and want to see more from Vitor Schietti, you can find some more of his breath-taking work here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vitor_schietti/