Out of Africa : Beach Calligraphy

Very Inspiring … next time I’m on a beach … I have things to try for sure!!!! …



Excerpt from http://contemporarycalligraphy.blogspot.com/2010/01/out-of-africa.html

Out of South Africa comes the truly unique work of Andrew van der Merwe – beach calligraphy, he calls it. Andrew writes about his work: “If a calligrapher is someone who loves writing, then I have been a calligrapher since my very first writing lessons. Or is it just a love for women? I dunno but I did think the teacher who gave me all those gold stars was beautiful! Either way, it wasn’t women who had me breaking my academic trajectory in philosophy and politics, but calligraphy. To help pay my way, I started freelancing while I was at university and went full time soon after that.

How To : Light, Calligraphy And Photography (Light Graffiti)

Few weeks earlier, we saw some fantastic LIGHTGRAFF work (Light, Calligraphy And Photography) by Julien Breton. We even wondered how it was done and even let our thoughts believe that it could be yet another wonder of Photoshop. But NO, It is done how I actually thought it was … i.e with the shutter of a SLR Camera left open for a long time … If you think about it deep, it is a complete science and believe it or not many around the world are actually purely into LIGHT-GRAFFITI as a full fledged profession and a serious hobby.

Watch this video where Julien Breton explians (In FRENCH 🙂 ) on his LightGraff work …

Another Lightgraff Guru Michael Bosanko @ work : –
A behind the scenes tutorial from light graffiti artist Michael Bosanko, in which the he explains how to create your own light graffiti images, as part of the launch of a new TV advertising campaign

Here is another fabulous implementations of Light-Graffiti …

Light, Calligraphy And Photography

Here is a brilliant , hard-to-imagine technique, bringing two excellent arenas into a single domain …Call it simply Calligraphy using Photography or anything else you like … Its perfect Ballet of Light, at  the perfect exposure …. I call it “Awesome” .

“Poésie” – Pol’n – Nantes – 2007
calligraphy and photography : Julien Breton


“Vivre libre” – Amphithéâtre de Fourvière – 2008
Calligraphy : Julien Breton – Kaalam
Photography : G.J. Plisson


“Kata” – Atelier de Brusk Lyon – 2008
Calligraphy : Julien Breton – Kaalam
Photography : G.J. Plisson


“Songe” – Palais idéal du facteur Cheval – 2008
Calligraphy : Julien Breton – Kaalam
Photography : G.J. Plisson


“Le savoir” Saint-Méen Les folies Siffay – 2007
Calligraphy : Julien Breton – Kaalam
Photo : G.J. Plisson

P.S. My mouth is still open :O

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