Meet French photographer Julie Lecomte, whose use of intriguing sets, varied techniques and processes result in a very powerful style of lenscraft. With over five years of study she is now living her dream by traveling to shoot in rural locations such as Morocco, Mali and Argentina.
Employing Gum bichromate and Cyanotype, old school print and chemical processes, respectively, Julie presents vintage views of modern realities that call us to question our collective lives and ways of living.
On Lightpainting photography:
The camera is set to bulb (bulb) and the shooting takes place in complete darkness or very muted light. The lighting is done through various flashlights and torches more powerful depending on the setting. In these cases, the model must be very patient, because one shot can last a quarter of an hour or more! – Julie Lecomte
“Light Painting Photography is a photographic technique where the artist opens the shutter of a camera for an extended period of time and uses various light sources to create color and design with in the frame. There is no photo editing. All light painting images are created in real time and captured to the camera in one single photographic frame.” from – http://lightpaintingphotography.com/