The light seems to flow from the trees in these long exposure photos by Vitor Schietti

For his series of experimental photographs entitled Impermanent Sculptures, photographer Vitor Schietti worked with fireworks and long-exposure photography to illuminate the branches and stems of his native Brazil’s trees. The photos are a mixture of light paint in the camera and a little post-processing that can combine up to 12 photos in a final image. He shares with us his project:

The series of photos is the result of several years of research on long exposure photography, and the use of ND filters was essential to find a perfect balance between twilight and the brightness of the fireworks. Only a few attempts have been allowed per day, since the period during which this equilibrium is possible is very narrow (30 to 50 minutes). The Brazilian central plateau, in a sort of savannah called “Cerrado” was the setting for most of these experiments. The banks of Paranoa Lake, the streets and some emblematic monuments of Brasilia were also places for some of these paintings of light. It is important to say that the series is an ongoing process, and others will follow in the coming year.

I assure you the trees have not been damaged.

You can see many more pictures of Schietti on Flickr. (via This is not happiness)

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