This viral light painting photographer is now taking requests on TikTok

Dariustwin light painting
(Image credit: Dariustwin)

A few months ago we interviewed the incredible Darren Pearson, aka Dariustwin – a photographer, light painter and animator based in Southern California, USA. He’s made a name for himself through a series of incredibly time-consuming stop-motion animations where he draws in the air using light. 

One video can take months and months to record, as Darren has to plan the shoots around the weather and moon phases as well as scout out locations and storyboard his ideas. For someone who’s not particularly good at drawing even just on paper, it blows my mind that Darren is able to create such detailed drawings, mid-air, without even being able to see what he’s doing. 


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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.