Pearson started his work after being inspired by a 1949 black-and-white photograph of Pablo Picasso at work.
Graphic designer Darren Pearson will leave one in awe looking at his stunning light paintings. He has created everything from a coyote with rainbow hues, to a dinosaur against the night sky to a butterfly near his California home. It took him more than 15 years to master the art of light painting photography. Pearson started his work after being inspired by a 1949 black-and-white photograph of Pablo Picasso at work captured by a photographer called Gjon Mili, according to National Geography. In that picture, Mili made Picasso use light to "paint" his creation in mid-air. Mili used the technique of setting up the camera to a slow shutter speed. And that's the same technique Pearson uses just that he makes the photos and paintings his subjects. And he works only at night.
Pearson's company is called Dariustwin, and social media channels with the same name. "Darren has been lighting up the world for over a decade and has expanded his glowing artwork into more than just still images, but also moving animations composed of hundreds and thousands of light painting photographs all straight out of the camera," says his website. He has worked with companies like Apple, Pixar, Google, Honda, and, Samsung.
Moreover, Pearson lives in the mountains of Southern California with his wife, Jordan, and their son, Jasper. It sometimes takes him months to record a video. Moreover, he has to plan shoots around the weather and moon phases, also look for locations and storyboard his ideas, according to Digitalcameraworld. After which, he places his camera on a tripod looking at the backdrop he wants for the picture. Then, he wears black to be hidden and then starts painting.
He has close to 185,000 followers on Instagram and 4.9 million likes on Tiktok. He has been making these paintings for the last 15 years. Here are 20 of his amazing light paintings:
You can follow his work on Instagram and on his personal website.