I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I have been light painting every night I'm able for 5 years now. It's simultaneously therapeutic and motivating for me to go through the process and see the result pop up on the back of my camera. I watch daily for other light painting artists across the world to share their work so I can stay immersed in the scene, learn from their techniques, and provide the same feedback that has been given to me over the years.
My photos start with an idea and a location then get put into action with various light painting tools. Some of these tools include flashlights, gels, LED strips, el wire, steel wool, monkeylights (bike wheel lights), fireworks, and home made tools like the circle maker or hula spinner. I stay excited about the possibilities that light painting has to offer. There remains countless unexplored ideas and techniques as well as endless joy implementing the light painting techniques we know in new locations and situations. In addition to continuing as an artist, I will also be sharing light painting through workshops so that others can enjoy the magic.