Light Painting Photographer Jason Rinehart has been hard at work over the last 6 months creating a unique project called UTOPIA II. Utopia II is a creative blend of light painting, double exposure, time-lapse, and hyper-lapse techniques mixed together to create a 2:15 second work of video art. Jason gave me some background about whats behind the name UTOPIA, why time-lapse is important in his creative process, what this project means to him, check it out below…
Words by Jason Rinehart:
Sometime ago I came across this statement that said an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. which ended up being the definition of Utopia. I absolutely loved that statement and so my Utopia journey begin. For me, its not this imagined place but making something that could very well be imagined a reality and bringing it to life through the art of photography.
I knew early on in my photography journey that time lapse would be an important part of my creativity. Im a very visual person and music is also a huge part of me as a artist. I find a ton of inspiration through sound for everything I create with my photography. For me time lapse is this perfect opportunity to share all these elements about myself combined into one beautiful creation. As a kid I was always fascinated with flip book art where one drawing lead on to the next page and so on and when you flip the pages the story reveals itself. To me its so amazing that where paper and pen would be needed for that type of art my camera is now my pen and the world my paper.
Utopia II I believe is this perfect reflection of me as a artist and shows how far ive come through my hard work. This project was a perfect balance of all these pieces of myself combined into one project to reveal all of my long exposure passions.
I hope everyone that sees Utopia II will enjoy my project as much as I did putting this all together. Im very passionate about my work and I want nothing more then to always convey that passion to who every sees my work. Thank you everyone that shows me so much support from around the world, you all are very much appreciated.