UK based light artist Ian Hobson, who humorously and humbly calls his work “Waving Torches at Things,” creates some of the best images we’ve ever seen in light painting. His newest works exude a flowing, painterly, yet digital aura, coloring the abandoned buildings he often uses as his art space with vibrant dashes and swooshes of light.
His images are created using very long photographic exposures, capturing the paths of the home-made “torches” he waves before the camera. He uses everything from lightsaber like cathode light tubes, to LEDs and spinning strings of flaming wool. His first attempts at light painting involved creating floating spheres, which still find their way into many of his works.