Darius Twin‘s re-imagination of Los Angeles, CA combines elements of light painting and photography, bringing a new spin to what street art usually looks like. Using long-exposure photography to capture the intricate paintings, he recreates an everyday setting into something that makes you second-guess what is and isn’t real.
With the photos’ subjects only existing as the artist creates them and then disappearing to only exist on camera, the frames gain a surreal/creepy vibe that makes them even more intriguing. Since 2006, Darius Twin has been perfecting his skill and works within five to seven minute exposures.
Although the medium provides freedom to capture various settings along his travels, it also makes it that much harder: “With paint you can smudge, add colors to, and blend if you cross a line – Light as a medium, is less forgiving.”
– Juan Frausto
(Photo credit: Darius Twin)