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This is the beauty and intricacy of a string player's bow movement. Ontario-based artist Stephen Orlando has created these stunning graphics by attaching LED lights to musicians' bows and then photographing them with a moving camera and long exposure.
Stephen Orlando's stunning series of images use a stationary performer and moving camera to capture trails of light within a single frame.
The photographer says each photo is a single exposure with no image manipulation afterwards. Simply light and the movement of music-making.
The LED lights and moving camera capture the bow movements of the finale of Seitz's virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 2.
Orlando's LED lights change colour as the musician plays, to give a sense of the flow of time within the exposure
More bowing patterns, this time courtesy of the Baroque master's famous work for solo cello. Orlando describes this image as "a waterfall of light."
Bach's Prelude, played this time transcribed for the viola.
The movement of music, once again on the middle child of the string family.
More shapes as violist crosses the strings
Do not be alarmed, no violins were lost. Stephen Orlando has previously worked with the movement of adventure activities, sports and cityscapes. Here's the movement of the kayak paddle, captured in the same way.