Light painting with Citroën's C4 Cactus W

Most of you know me as a street photographer / urban photographer. And yet as a creative, I never want to limit myself to a single genre as long as we remain within urban limits. I have a need to constantly innovate, discover new techniques and take my craft to the next level.

So a little while back we went out to do some light painting with Citroën's C4 Cactus W.

Citroën broke the mould with the creation of C4 Cactus in design and practicality, now they have introduced a special edition that further enhances the standout style on this unique vehicle, C4 Cactus W. Features that make the special edition include the Pearl White body colour, 17 inch white ‘Cross’ alloy wheels and panoramic sunroof.

Discover more about the Citroën C4 Cactus W here

The C4 Cactus W was generously lent to me by Citroën, who had heard about my love affair with the brand. In case you don’t know, I’m a huge Citroën fan.

So much so that I am the proud owner of a stunning refurbished 1964 Citroën 2CV AZAM, which runs like new.

She’s a true classic French icon, a testament to how well Citroën cars are designed and built.

Isn’t she a beauty? I challenge anyone not to smile at her sight.

You can read more about it on the website I created for Babette (yep that’s her name!) www.the2cvdiaries.com

Now back to our light painting.

Most of you know what light painting is, even if you don’t necessarily know it by that name. If you see a photo of a car at night with light trails behind… that’s a kind of light painting.

In fact photography IS light painting.

So my two lovely assistants and I headed to a warehouse in Greenwich to create the magic, equipped with glow sticks, LED torches, camera flashes, coloured gels and well anything which casts some form of light.

Here’s a couple of examples of what we created:

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Now follow the #C4CactusW to see more of my creations!.

I hope I have motivated a few of you to try out light painting. But always feel free to drop a comment below if you have any questions!

Finally, thanks to my assistants Mikey Dart and my wife Chrystall Goodden (www.thegooddenlife.com) without whom I would not have managed.

Nico