1. Light artist Ian Hobson has created some truly extraordinary images.
2. The former lecturer produced the pictures by waving lights in a pattern while capturing the movement using long exposure photography.
3. None of the pictures are photo-manipulated.
4. Describing his art, Hobson said: “It’s very enjoyable jumping about waving lights, then rushing back to the camera to see what was captured by the sensor.
5. “But the technical and cognitive challenge is also a big part of the attraction, as there are so many variables to be juggled.
6. “It takes a lot of concentration, making a successful effort all the more rewarding.”
7. Hobson said he got satisfaction from creating real-life imagery that looks like it’s computer-generated.
8. There has been some problems with creating the incredible art at night.
9. People have approached him to ask if he’s performing some obscure kind of martial art.
10. Sometimes those who approach him end up being in the picture.
11. The police have even taken an interest.
12. Hobson explained: “On one occasion, the images on the camera’s screen persuaded members of the constabulary that despite me waving a power drill bedecked with flashing lights, I was in fact harmless.”
13. The images are just incredible.
14. Hobson has been working with light for decades.
15. He used to be a lecturer in neuropharmacology and computing at Newcastle University.
16. The 44-year-old said he is inspired by his previous studies of neurology.
17. And prehistoric rock carvings.
“On one level, it’s all very cerebral and abstract, in that I’d like the images and their mode of creation to be able to say something about the relationship between human cognition and space and time, but on another level I simply like making bonny patterns,” he said.