Light writing graffiti artist Lichtfaktor is a collective of multi-talented individuals based in Cologne, Germany, they are $ehvermögen (Marcel Panne), JIAR (David Lüpschen) and 10X (Tim Fehske). Lichtfaktor was formed when Marcel was commissioned to create a video projection project for Deutscher Ärzte Verlag that would visualize the theme “Energy in Motion”, he brought David and Tim onboard and Lichtfaktor was born. The group’s lightwriting style is heavily influenced by their backgrounds as street and graffiti artist. They are well known for their graffiti light painting style as well as their several stop animation light painting films. Lichtfaktor has produced animations for commercial clients including work for telecommunication company TalkTalk. They find inspiration in graffiti, street art, and in others light painting work. Lichtfaktor says that they enjoy the contrast from using different light sources to create their images. They plan out most of their work but do find inspiration on location. When asked if Lichtfaktor thinks Lightwriting is an evolution of graffiti they say this “For us it is an evolution and a chance to animate graffiti characters in urban landscapes. But in general we would say that graffiti is graffiti and light graffiti is light graffiti.” View some of Lichtfaktor’s images below and check out their website for more information www.lichtfaktor.com.
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