Gjon Mili (1904-1984) was born in Albania and came to the United States in 1923. Gjon was trained as an engineer and was a self-taught photographer. In the mid 1930’s Mili, working with Harold Eugene Edgerton from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), pioneered photoflash photography. Gjon used stroboscopic light to capture the motion of everything from dancers to jugglers in a single exposure. His photoflash techniques are still very much used today in light painting photography. Mili used this technique to study the motion of dancers, musicians, and figure skaters. Mili’s creation of photoflash photography work was just his first gift to the light painting world. In the 1940’s Gjon attached small lights to the boots of ice skaters he then opened the shutter of his camera and created what would be the inspiration for some of the most famous light painting images ever created.In 1949, while on assignment for Life Magazine, Gjon Mili was sent to photograph Pablo Picasso at his home in the South of France. While there Mili showed Picasso some of his light painting photographs of the figure skaters. Pablo was immediately inspired, Picasso took a penlight and began to draw in the air. Mili set up his camera and captured the images. This brief meeting yielded what would become known as Pablo Picasso’s Light Drawings. Of all of these Drawing the most famous is known as “Picasso Draws a Centaur”.
A portfolio of photographs by Yuval Cadmon.
These works show paths of light in space achieved by a precise registration of light in time.
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Index of Galleries (a general view of all the works exhibited in this blog. Enter "Index of Galleries" & click the title of a gallery to see its contents)
Traces of Light 1 - Traces of Light 2 - Traces of Light & color - Red - Fingers - Through the window - Rainbows - Over the ashes - Blue greens - Midnight sun - Below Sea level - Deep color dissertation - Out of the blue - Memories of the future - Feathers of Light - Crystalline blues - Kitchenarea - Flexible reflections 1 - Flexible reflections 2 - Tricolor blues - Spiral Traces of Light 3 - Autumn leaves - Blooming Lights - Blooming Lights 1 - Dicotomia en azul y rojo - Fingertips I - Masks - In spite of all - Down the rabbit hole - Take one - Point & Line - Blooming Lights 2 - Blooming lights 3 - Flow - Swirl - Circles of Life - Flexible Reflections 3 - Blooming Lights 4 - Spiral Traces of Light 4 - In between - Manantial de Color 2
Solo Exibition - Light in Motion - Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences - Jerusalem - 2016
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