ART3 is very excited to announce ‘Psychedelic Pioneers’ by the master of light painting, Dean Chamberlain. Trippy and colourful, the mind-altering world of psychedelics represented in this work is more akin to a trip rather than a sober state..
“What Dean does is he gets all the lights out in the room first of all, then he opens the camera so there’s no light going into the camera. Then he walks into the shot and with a torch he illuminates the little bits of the face that he wants to see… Because these lights are lighting it all up, that’s what registers on the camera and.. as long as he moves quickly… he won’t be seen. He’s like a phantom and he’s never actually seen in the photos.” – Paul McCartney
Los Angeles-Based Dean Chamberlain is the father of light painting photography and has been creating eye-catching imagery for over 50 years shooting the likes of David Bowie and directing classic music videos including ‘All She Wants is’ by Duran Duran and ‘This One’ by Paul McCartney. Psychedelic Pioneers is a curated collection of both portrait and still life, demonstrating his talented technique, now presented as a collection 24 1/6 NFTs.
Dr. Richard Evans Schultes 1998
John Lilly 1999
Raymond Pettibon 1995
“To me it’s more like painting than photographing. Because the lighting I do is applied directly by me to people/surfaces or objects or whatever in an impressionistic kind of way. Any colour you can imagine, any tonality, any feeling you can come up with, you can actually turn that into light, as a painter would do with paint.”
These humble yet hallucinatory photographs are now available as exclusive NFT editions of six.
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