Featured Artist: Koichi Wakata

Featured Artist: Koichi Wakata

Light Painting on The International Space Station


Light Painting / Long Exposure Photography by Astronaut Koichi Wakata


Photo of “Spiral Top” developed by Dr.Takuro Osaka


 Japanese astronauts have been conducting light painting experiments since 2009 with the first project of its kind called “Spiral Top” developed by Dr.Takuro Osaka.

“Spiral Top was classified as an “Art Project” and it’s mission was “to produce light arts using a spinning top that has arms illuminating with LED point light sources” these first space light paintings were created April 30th, 2009” – Light Painting Photography (www.lightpaintingphotography.com)


Spiral Top 1



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