Thursday, 24 March, 2011
Ghostly Lightpainting Uses a Cross-Sectioned Video of an Executed Convict’s Body as Light Source
Lightpainting requires a certain sort of skill to get the sort of marvellous results we've seen previously, but Croix Gagnon and Frank Schott went the whole nine yards and played an animation of a cross-sectioned human body on a laptop, which they then whizzed through the air and took long-exposure photos of.
1,871 slices of a convicted murderer's body who was executed in 1993 and given to science were used to create the animation (which you can see below—and actually use yourself!), Gagnon and Schott employed someone to move it about while they shot photos of it. You can see one of the photos below actually shows the laptop with animation frozen on-screen.
Amazing work, I'm sure you'll agree. If you like the prints enough to spend $700 on one, you can buy them from 12:31, with the proceeds being donated to