Light painting is about as far from 'the norm' that I call my work environment as possible. I shoot in football stadiums, arenas and all over the world. Light painters spend upwards of 14 hours at a time in a completely dark studio with only a small flashlight and some customized lights to make art.

Aurora Crowley has been light paining for over a decade and has spent the better part of his adult life in a darkrooms and a dark rooms. Using customized lights, varying in size, shape and texture, Crowley can literally paint his subjects during an exposure, resulting in a mind-blowing image that can never be recreated.

When ESPN RISE asked me to produce a video on a photo shoot with basketball star Austin Rivers, I knew it was going to be a fun experience, but I never expected this.


You can find more of Aurora Crowleys work at his website.

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- Steve