Let there be light – painting stop-motion animations by Dariustwin

(Image credit: DARIUSTWIN)

Darren Pearson, aka Dariustwin, is a multi-talented photographer, light painter and animator based in the US. He creates spectacular stop-animations using a Night-Writer – a self-designed, purpose-made tool for creating colorful, drawings using light. These intricate short films are incredibly labor-intensive, often taking months or years to create, but Darren has created a style I’ve never seen before in photography. 

Based in Southern California, Darren shoots most of his projects within a three-hour drive from his house using a variety of different landscapes including forests, cities, the desert, abandoned buildings and the coast. Both light-painting and stop-motion animation take a lot of time and effort so putting the two together is by no means an easy feat that required a lot of planning and patience. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.