Man Ray

by Huseby

Man Ray was an American modernist artist born in 1890. He considered himself a painter, even though he produced major works in a variety of media. Best known was he for his avant-garde photography. Ray’s contribution to light painting photography came in his series “Space Writing” in 1935. He was to produce self-portaits, using a small penlight and long exposure photography.

“Space Writing”  is an inspiration to my project, as the concept in the series is drawing self-potraits. I find the abstraction and lit background or context interesting.

Reference: http://lightpaintingphotography.com/light-painting-history/

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