Birthdays always meant cake and sparklers. Whilst cake was very appealing, my favourite part involved the latter. I would beg for an extra sparkler and go stand outside in the dark and paint my name with the sparkler in the air as many times as I could before it burnt out. I knew this was a ‘cool’ idea and was thankfully reminded of this by Ryan Enn Hughes. This talented artist captured my eye with his latest project named Sparkler$. This project takes my childhood memory and produces a unique and creative idea. It involves four subjects jumping up and down whilst painting with sparklers. Capturing these photographs using a DSLR camera set to an eight-second exposure, the images are then sequenced to create animated GIFs. Photographed in complete darkness with the only light source being the sparkler, the Sparkler$ project is vibrant and captivating and illustrates that this artist has given a future to moving pictures. Ryan who is a Photographer and Motion Picture Director based in Toronto stated ‘I want to do more than just make a still image’.
http://www.ryanennhughes.com. Even more interesting and worth a visit is his blog http://ryanennhughes.com/blog.