Vitor Schietti relies on a very unique process to create his strikingly perfect long-exposure photos. The Brazilian photographer utilizes fireworks and long-exposure photography to capture beautiful strings of lights literally dripping down from the trees. He calls his one of a kind work, “Impermanent Sculptures.”
Manually waving fireworks, some post processing, and then combining up to 12 shots into one single image produces the awesome effect. The process wasn’t invented overnight. Schietti explained in an interview with Colossal, “The series is the result of several years of research on long exposure photography, and the usage of ND filters was vital to find a perfect balance between the fading twilight and the brightness of the fireworks.”
To complicate things even more, “Only a few attempts were allowed per day, since the time frame during which this balance is possible is very narrow (30 to 50 minutes).”
Check out the results of Schietti’s research, hard work and dedication in the striking photos below.