Based in San Francisco, Kim Pimmel is a photographer, a user interface designer, a DJ, and a “maker.” Take a look at his experimental light painting photographs, and you’ll see each of these interests shining through. Pimmel has spent years experimenting with long exposure photographs that show different light sources as brushes. His beautiful images are created using custom rigs and common objects — things like turntables, ping pong balls, fiber optic cables, pendulums, iPhone screens, and more. Read more…
Photographer Kim Pimmel created this amazing abstract time-lapse using a Nikon D90 and Nikkor 60mm macro lens. What you see is ferrofluid traveling between soap bubbles toward a magnet. No video was used — every frame of the video was shot as a still photo.
This has got to be one of the awesomest uses of a record player ever: photographer Kim Pimmel photographed light sources attached to a spinning record player in the dark, and strung the still frames together into a beautifully hypnotic stop-motion video set to Tron.
The stills were shot using a Nikon D90 with up to 20 second exposures for each shot. Pimmel writes,
To control the lights, I used an Arduino controlled via bluetooth to drive a stepper motor. The stepper motor controls the movements of the lights remotely from Processing.
The light sources include cold cathode case lights, EL wire, lasers and more.
Our only complaint is that the video is much too short.