Light Painting out of geotagged photos

 

Artist Philipp Schmitt has composed a brilliant series of images called “Location-Based Light Painting” by creating a custom-built camera flash and smartphone combo that flashed whenever he would pass by a location with a geotagged photo in Flickr or Panoramio. Each light dot on the floor indicates the position where a photo was taken.

For part 2 of his project, he turned the flash on the photographer instead of on the street, in order to “place photographers’ ghosts where they must have stood when shooting their picture”.

 

philip schmitt location based light painting2

philip schmitt location based light painting

 

Read more about this project here and here.



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