Photographer Jason D Page was invited by Wango Tango festival 2019 to create a series of light painting portraits with some of the acts playing over the weekend, including Halsey, CNCO, and The Jonas Brothers. The photos were shot in a single take, with a team creating the surreal effects using light-painting brushes.
The images were commissioned by iHeart Radio’s Wango Tango Music Festival in Los Angeles. Naturally, at festivals and concerts, press time with artists was limited, and so the team had only a minute or two with each act. As a result, all of the photos you see here were shot in a single take; there really was no time for extensive setups!
The restrictive time slots also meant that Page and his team, which consisted of assistants Jason Rinehart and Efren Herrera, as well as test model Melissa Meyer, pre-planned the concept and patterns for each artist in advance. He says:
We designed images around the latest content the artist had released and tested them using Melissa as our model. We designed and tested ideas for about eight hours.
During the six-hour stint at the festival, Page and his team captured over 50 light-painting portraits, using light painting tools are from Light Painting Brushes and Fractal Filters. “We were really pleased with how it all worked out, especially for only getting one go to nail the shot!”
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Images courtesy and used with the permission of Jason D Page.