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Motion to Light Wakeboarding by Master Light Painter Patrick Rochon and Red Bull Illume

By Jules Ebe on April 12th 2013

Red Bull and Snap! Orlando have joined forces with light painter Patick Rochon to create a series of images that celebrate the emotion and creativity of athleticism. Pro-wakeboarders Mike Dowdy, Adam Errington, and Dallas Friday fix custom LCD lights to their gear and have a little wet fun while the crew captures their movements on camera.

“It really is my movements painting this picture and helping this photo come to life!” ~ Adam Errington

This experimental project was shot over the course of three nights, from sunset to sunrise. The idea was to mix sports, art, and technology.

Motion to Light Wakeboarding – Snap! & Red Bull Illume 2013

video by Goeff Levy

One of the challenges Rochon mentions is positioning the cameras in a location that will capture the movements and composition across the water in a dynamic way.

“It’s hard enough to shoot high-speed action in the dark – add in the tasks of outfitting the boards with the waterproof LCD light systems to staging the cameras, lighting and athletes in proper position to secure the shot, and you have yourself a serious photographic mission.” ~ Patrick Rochon

Here are a few screen captures:




Check out more at Red Bull Illume and Patrick Rochon’s website.

Until Next Time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules

[via Redbull and ISO 1200]


is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.


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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for sharing

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