Tag Archives: Light Paintings

New Website: LIGHT PAINTINGS

lightpaintingsnetAs announced earlier this year, I’ve just finished working on my latest project www.lightpaintings.net.

As the title suggests, the site is featuring all our work around Light Paintings which used to live here exclusively in previous years: Fresh Images, Press Coverage, and a brief guide on How-To-Lightpainting.

If you’re missing the old Flash interface from previous years, this is where to find it. The main reason for moving the site over (and updating it on this occasion) was that my work has moved on from since Light Paintings, and it didn’t feel right to mix-promote it. Hence, versluis.com is now free for this blog, with the main purpose of bringin all my work and intrests together in one place. versluis.com is all about Versluis, and not just one single aspect of my past.

Any feedback, please let me know. Enjoy the site!

MUST SEE: Pinhole Photography

You have got to have a look at Justin Quinnell’s amazing Pinhole Photography. He takes pictures around the Bristol area, with exposure times of up to SIX MONTHS with absolutely fabulous results.

His work is featured in an upcoming movie called “The Brothers Bloom” starring Rachel Weisz as pinhole photographer.

Justin has plenty of tutorials on his site on how to “pinhole” and how to build your cameras too, so it’s well worth the visit.

Pinhole photography by Justin Quinnell.

Changes in a brand new 2009

The beginning of a new year is a great way to refresh how life has been going. I’ll take this opportunity to let you in in some of the changes I will implement over the next few weeks.

First of all, my website layout will change. As much as I love the Flash based main website at the moment, it is still too cumbersome to update, let alone add or remove pages that don’t fit the layout. This blog will in all likelyhood take its place on www.versluis.com. Reasons for this are better updating facilities using the WordPress Interface, better Search Engine Optimisation and well… I can change the look and feel of the site without touching its contents.

Next up, I’d like to use this site to let you in on ALL aspects of my creative life. I no longer want to sell myself as “the guy who does Light Paintings with his wife”, but also “the guy who’s been working in TV for 20 years”, “the guy who does webdesign”, “the guy who does 3D animation” and “the guy who does all kinds of other stuff”. So each aspect of my visual and conceptual doings will receive – in time – a mini-site, either on this server or elsewhere.

Where does that leave our Light Paintings, you ask, even if they have fallen out of popularity over the last year? Since it’s a project that’s more or less finished, and due to the savings I’ve just made by closing both Amazon and Ebay Shops, this body of work with all its achievements will prominently receive its very own web presence at www.lightpaintings.net. This is a good example of a niche site.

Cloud-TV will also expand its horizon with the long promised DVD release of “Cloud-TV: Piece of Sky”, featuring Sven van Hees, Henry Mancini, The Art of Noise and many others. On top of that, I have decided  to make the cloud footage available for stock sale. Users can choose a clip, pay via PayPal, and download hi-res clips for their projects immediately from the site. My current trouble is that these files are rather large (1GB for only 4 minutes), but I’m working on it.

www.oliverspanuth.com is now up and running, and already fulfilled it spurpose when Oliver was voted “Musician of the Day” at The Jazz Calendar. The response to the site has been very positive indeed, and I’m very happy to have left Oliver’s legacy on the web in time for the new year. I wish him all the best for his musical goals in 2009.

And speaking of support, I’m actively supporting John WIlliams’ new project Creative Maverick, in which he’ll focus on how to take a whole year off work. Join this exciting experiment at www.creativemaverick.com!

Some other projects are – as always – in the pipeline, and I’ll let you know as soon as they’r eready for eyes other than mine. Until then, have an amazing 2009!

New Shop, New Products

binions-poster-790055As a result of your feedback, we now have Postcards and Posters available of selected images.

We introduced 6 postcard designs at Grand Designs Live, and have followed up today with 10 poster designs – all of which are available from our completely redesigned shop, featuring easier navigation, as well as a wider choice of products and images than ever before.

Check it out today!

Installation at Boydell Court

_mg_7847-788855We have just finished an extensive installation at Boydell Court, a prestigious penthouse development in St. John’s Wood.

Plaza Estates of Marble Arch had commissioned us to deliver two light boxes in their reception areas, as well as ten Acrylic Diasec images from our Book of Circles. The latter have been installed in the communal areas of the six prestigious new triplex penthouses, overlooking London’s West End.

For more information on the property, have a look at www.boydellcourt.co.uk.

Digital Printing Today

digital-printing-april-07We are delighted to be part of a feature on new printing techniques in the current issue of Digital Printing Today. Our image Circle 7 is featured both in the article and on the back of the magazine. The image is part of a series called The Book Of Circles.

The magazine is a supplement of Art Business Today, published by the Fine Art Trade Guild in association with Epson.

Many thanks go to Editor Mike Sims for this very pleasant surprise.

Jason Bradbury likes STRIPES

jason-stripes-ise-795598Jason Bradbury, journalist and host of Channel Five’s Gadget Show has decided to have our image STRIPES in his home.

Says Jason, “The best technology is either hidden or beautiful. SoundArt is both. Because I chose the artwork myself, there is a personal quality about my speaker system that I can’t say I’ve not found in any of the other pieces of technology I hold dear”.

We are delighted to see that STRIPES has found another home!

FIBRE SPACE at Ideal Home Show

fibre-space-ideal-home-2007-711101Our acclaimed image FIBRE SPACE is currently on show at the Daily Mail Ideal Home Show in London’s Earls Court.

The image is printed onto Soundart Canvas Speakers and covers a 65″ flat screen TV. At the touch of a button, our image splits and reveals the screen, while the speakers remain active. If you’re interested, head over to Earls Court and check out the Connected Home section at the exhibition until the 1st of April 2007.

Like all our images, Fibre Space is also available in Acrylic Diasec – please visit us at our next exhibition, or you can purchase this image from our online shop.