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Troy Paiva

Night Photography and Light Painting, the Lost America Style

A Talk by Troy Paiva (Artist, Lost America)

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About this Talk

Spend a freewheeling hour with Troy Paiva, aka the Lost America guy, as he shares his methodology and experiences from 30 years of surrealist night photography and light painting in abandoned sites and junkyards across the American West.

Troy will go deep on his simple, inexpensive to achieve, yet highly effective lighting and exposure techniques by deconstructing how a number of his images were created. The discussion will cover his theatrical, cast-light-only painting techniques, with various sources and tools—including gobos and snoots. He’ll mix in stories about the human engineering required for accessing these often difficult-to-enter locations, his dedication to Golden Mean-based compositional purity and traditional color theory … along with anecdotes about being chased by packs of feral dogs.

This will be a funny, fast-paced, and inspiring hour.

February 14, 2021, 04:30 PM

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

About The Speakers

Troy Paiva

Troy Paiva

Artist, Lost America

Artist, weirdo. aka Lost America: Night Photography and Light Painting innovator at abandoned sites and junkyards, since 1989.