La Pittura di Luce or "light painting" refers to several artistic concepts. First is the idea of photography as an artistic medium heavily dependent on light (and the term itself comes from Greek, meaning "drawing with light"). Early photographers, such as Oscar Gustave Rejlander, used the practice in a painterly manner to advocate its status as a form of fine art, and the term La Pittura was often used as an allegorical form of painting, especially for portraits. This series, as with most of my other works, focuses on atemporality, lacking a specific time and instead becoming a cohesive blend of different styles and moments. I've primarily drawn on the styles of symbolist artists Eugene Carriere and Leon Spilliaert in addition to the defocused images of contemporary photographers Bill Jacobson and Jone Reed, taking the softness of early pictorialist photographers and altering it to suit a more deconstructed vision.