We have just added an exciting new exhibit here at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. It is called ‘Light Painter’ and it enables you to create your own abstract works of art, using only light.
It is very simple: simply shine any light source at the screen and the light magically appears there. We supply three coloured torches to draw with; blue, green and pink, and a ‘space gun’ that combines colours (with a wacky space gun noise effect!). The tighter the light source the smaller the ‘brush’.
Anything that emits light will work, for example, if you own a phone that has a torch built in (or simply a flash for the camera), and point it at your face, then you will see yourself appear on screen. You can make multiple images of yourself, or scribble on your own face if you wish! To start over and do a new painting, press the button provided. Like many of our exhibits, Light Painter encourages you to play, experiment and use your imagination to create something truly unique.
Here are our first light paintings…
Of course we know you can do better, so please do share your photos on Facebook, Flickr and Twitter!