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INTRODUCTION 

I'm a light painter. I'm a photographer. I'm an artist.


I didn't know I had an interest in photography…until I found out what I could do with it.  

Many photographers may claim they've always been interested in this form of art since they were little…but not me.
Growing up I never had the ambition of being a photographer nor the natural instinct of taking a photo. 
The only pictures I ever took, during my childhood and adolescence, were the ones I took on vacation and - boy! - they really sucked.
Truth is I've always thought photography was merely a technical apparatus designed to capture instants of our lives in a - my personal opinion - not particularly attractive fashion.
Years later, while attending college (in Bologna, Italy. My hometown) I had to attend a photography class…for which we weren't required to shoot so much as a photo (go figure!).  
It was during that class that I found out about one particular picture that caught my attention and planted the seed for what it would've become a life-absorbing passion: "Rrose Sélavy" (1921) by Marcel Duchamp & Man Ray.   (LINK TO THE PHOTO).
That photo changed critics' perception of photography forever…and it surely changed my perception of it, spawning my interest. 
"Rrose Sélavy", the non-existing lady portrayed by Marcel Duchamp, the lady that Man Ray made very real, when he peddled her photo to the masses through publicity and marketing, showed us all that photography was, indeed, a form of art, through which the artist can reinterpret, reinvent and even change reality.
I would've developed a genuine interest in photography in my late 20's, when, through a friend of mine, I found out about long exposure photography and, more specifically, about a peculiar technique: light painting / light brushing.

With my 35mm camera (yes, I don't shoot digital), a flash light, a tripod and my own imagination, I create scenarios, where my subjects, like characters of a movie or subjects of a dream, dwell in the world I created, lost in a limbo of fear and awe.

The photos you're about to see were shot on film and, aside from some minor color re-touch, they haven't been altered in any way (35mm negative frames are attached to prove the authenticity).

What you're about to see it's pure magic.

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Filippo M. Prandi
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