Project 12:31 is an incredible photography concept that uses long-exposure techniques to create ‘light paintings’ of a human male cadaver.
In 1993, A convicted murderer was executed. His body was given to science, segmented, and photographed for medical research as part of the Visible Human Project. The segments, (all 1,871 of them) were put together to create an animation that is used to create the human form within the images. The animation was played fullscreen on a computer, which was moved around by an assistant while being photographed in multiple dark environments.
The technique is very similar to the Dentsu iPad light painting that I posted back in November 2010, using long exposure to capture moving image and physical movement. Two great experimental examples of converging mixed media techniques.
Project 12:31, A photographic series concept by Croix Gagnon. Photography by Frank Schott.