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Photographs of a Major Laser in the Hallway [Timelapse Laser Painting]
|| 8/23/2009 || 11:15 pm || 1 Comment Rendered || ||

Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

Saturday night I was on my way over to a friend’s 1990’s-themed house party and when I got to the house I realized that I had left my bicycle lock at my home. Perturbed, I hopped back on my bicycle, pedaled home as fast as I could, and when I arrived at my house, I received a text message from a different friend asking me to bring over his laser that he’d left at my house the previous night. I weighed my options and decided to bring the laser to my friend’s apartment in Adams Morgan. After I arrived, we decided the best place to shoot the laser in the apartment was down the length of his long hallway. I noticed that there was a tripod in the kitchen, so I decided to get out my small camera and take some photographs of this major laser in the hallway.

The following photographs were taken using my Canon SD750 and the aforementioned tripod and laser using long exposure settings to capture the geometric designs the laser created:


Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

This shot was taken with the camera moving. If you look closely, in the center of the photograph you can see the hallway door


Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

View of the hallway with the green laser making circular designs


Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

Animated GIF of two photographs showing the hallway at different exposures.
The second image was slightly modified to line up the floor, however this caused the crack below to door to move slightly.


Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

This shot was taken with my friend stretching out their arm to support their weight against the wall
The result of the timelapse + laser is that their body became colored by the laser beams.


Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

My friend leaning against the wall as the laser paints her body.
If you look closely, you can see her purse and right arm.


Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

Animated GIF using three photographs featuring my friend wearing furry boxers.
If you look closely, you can see the way the laser light disperses within the fur fabric.


Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

A washed out photograph of two of my friends


Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

My friend had a metal laser-cut head of Jerry Garcia that we placed next above a candle.
The purple orb that appeared in the photograph is a mystery!


Photographs of a red & green laser in my friend's apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC

This photograph reminded me of space….


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Last edited by Nikolas Schiller on 8/24/2009 at 4:08 pm



  1. Nikolas – I particularly like the last red space laser picture. Niceee!

    Comment by Anne Marchand — 8/31/2009 @ 11:18 pm

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