Suzie, Brad, Michael, and I were headed to Chicago this weekend for the Chicago Comic Entertainment Expo (C2E2) but the night before, Suzie, Brad, Kai, and I went light painting in Ault Park.
I really like light painting. Â As a technique, it has a very low barrier to entry and rewards imagination. Â Brad’s artistic skill and willingness to try everything five times helped as did Suzie’s and Kai’s willingness to be flashed repeatedly in the face while being asked to stand completely still.
The above is drawn directly with the pen light on my key chain. If you combine this with an actual person illuminated by a light wash you can add secondary features like Suzie’s wings.
Faces don’t hold up to tight scrutiny as even the stillest person will introduce some movement over a 25 second exposure.
After the park, Suzie and I retired to our AirBNB hosts for the evening. They had a libertarian presidential candidate sign in their lawn, introduced themselves as libertarians, their wifi network was “LiveFreeOrDie” and they had a stack of Reason magazines on the coffee table. These people weren’t kidding. The bedroom has a lending library bookshelf of the works of Ray Bradbury and Ayn Rand. I wonder if they used AirBNB more as a way to proselytize rather than gain income. If so, kudos for using market forces.