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Picasso’s Other Medium

Did you know that Pablo Picasso dabbled in a medium other than paint? You probably do. You probably do know, too, that it involved light and remarkably slow shutter speeds. But have you seen the evidence?

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During a trip to France, a photographer visited Picasso and showed him photos of ice skaters with lights attached to their blades as they moved in the dark. I reckon Picasso thought they were pretty neat, he had to try the photographic trick himself.

Here are the world renowned realist’s less famous light paintings, captured in 1942 by the same photographer, Gjon Mili.

See more of Picasso’s light paintings on todayandtomorrow.net.

Interested in trying your hand at it? Here is an article on how to draw your own light images with a Diana F+ Glow in the Dark camera.

Thanks to Myk de Jesus for this tip. Do you have a tip? Email us! Tips are articles where Lomography or analogue photography are featured.

written by sleepswimming


  1. odjur


    Oh wow his pics are pretty neat too :3

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  2. franty


    It's impressive how well he could draw with light... It reminds me of his paintings/illustrations. A true genious.

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