Thursday, October 8, 2015

Black Light Painting

Nuit Blanche is our annual one night arts festival, now in its fourth year in Ottawa and Gatineau. I got to many of the events this year, though not over to those in Gatineau. Today I'm starting my series on the festivities in an unusual location. Living Colour Tattoo was participating, illuminating most of their shop with black lighting. Tattoo artists turned to the use of ultra violet body paint on the public and on a canvas like this. I watched one of them paint vampire fangs on a woman's arm, and liked the effect of the lighting in the shop- it had a very dreamlike mood.

41 comments:

  1. That looks like a real challenge to photograph! It's certainly not like anything I've yet encountered.

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  2. Unusual. To make tattoon in the dark.

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  3. Very nice unusual effects with the light!

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  4. Looks like a fun and colourful event!

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  5. Night photography is difficult. There are fun!

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. Hmm, getting ready for those long Canadian nights, I see. :-)

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  7. very cool. love the neons. black lights? ...awesome effect, makes your socks & other white items show off ... ( :

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  8. Years ago, I had a friend who bought a short--I'm not sure what the fabric was, aside from being synthetic--but when she got under a black light, it became see-through.

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  9. i love anything black light! looks so cool!

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  10. Looks like fun William, hard to take photos though.

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  11. My art challenge group just did a project with "neon paint" and used black lights to look at the pieces. It was fun!

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  12. You did very well photographing in the dark. Interesting!

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  13. The photos take on a very different mood with the black light so it's very different.

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  14. Thanks for showing us something new!

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  15. @Whisk: it was different!

    @Kay: it did pose quite a challenge!

    @Orvokki: and a little different for a tattoo artist to be using paint instead of ink. At least this is removed easily.

    @Gerald: it was a lot of fun. The evening started with some rain, but switched over to strong winds instead.

    @Marianne: I wondered how it would come out as I was photographing.

    @Gunn: it was a lot of fun!

    @Janis: night photography can be a challenge.

    @Revrunner: oh, yes!

    @Beth: it really does.

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  16. @Norma: oh boy! That could be embarrassing!

    @EG: I certainly thought so.

    @Tanya: it was quite dreamlike. I'm glad the shop took part in the evening.

    @Grace: it is, but I still liked the results.

    @Sharon: I've heard of black light, but I'd never really seen it used with my own eyes.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Red: the mood would be very different in regular light or daylight.

    @VP: you're welcome.

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  17. What a fun event that must be. I imagine it wasn't the easiest to photograph but you did that well.

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  18. That sure looks fun and unique! Those paintings looks dreamy :-)

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  19. This is new to me. It would be interesting to watch although I wouldn't want to participate ... what doth black light mean, anyway?

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  20. I went to a black light mini-golf place a few weeks ago. The paintings there were pretty neat. Perhaps these artists are in training for such a place?

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  21. Haven't seen that before, that's really neat. Thanks for guessing on who my mystery person was. You were spot on :)

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  22. Haven't seen this before either. Would be fun to see in person.

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  23. Very interesting William & lots of opportunities for night photography.

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  24. @Linda: it was!

    @Hilary: it is a fun event to take part in. I didn't have a camera on me last year!

    @Tamago: they certainly do.

    @Tex: I thought so!

    @RedPat: I enjoyed watching it.

    @Marleen: I enjoyed myself. Stayed out until all hours... didn't get home until three thirty in the morning!

    @Lowell: as I understand it, lights that shine more ultra violet and less visible spectrums- they're good for fluorescent dyes and things like that, so artists, among others, use them.

    @Halcyon: not in this case, but I expect with something like that, the balls are dipped in fluorescent paint.

    @Denise: since I'm not one for tattoos, this is the first time I'd ever been in there, though I've passed by many times.

    @Bibi: it was!

    @DIanne: thanks!

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  25. Heck with black light---- Tonight, Sens at Sabres. Who ya got? Final score?

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  26. Black light what a great idea for showing art...

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  27. Isn't this fun? I'd love to go to a Nuit Blanche night, but I'm feeling old and tired! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  28. The first one definitely had a dream-like quality.

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  29. I'm not a tattoo person, but this looks interesting!

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  30. The blue lighting is so deliciously eerie.

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  31. They have room like this in the children's museum I take Glowstick to.

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