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Dresses Made Out Of Light [Pics]

Photographer Alton Conrad places models in dark rooms and uses light brushes to capture these unique designs with long exposure.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on February 6, 2013.

British art photographer Atton Conrad has created a series of dazzling dresses that could never be shown on a runway as they are made of light. They were captured by placing models in a blackout studio and using light brushes to design the patterns of waves and strokes before remote-triggering the long exposure camera to photograph the models.

Atton Conrad's Dresses Made Of Light [Pics]

These modern techniques are used to capture images with a unique quality separate from those created using only traditional means. Conrad says of his work:

It started with light trails, but grew far beyond that, as I developed my methodology and custom designed ‘light brushes’ I realised that the techniques could give me incredibly fine control over light and texture, to an unique almost hyperreal result. I have always been known for my classic lighting, and still take great pleasure in it, but this took it a completely fresh direction.

Click through to see some of Atton Conrad’s light dresses:

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