“I call the technique ‘reverse light painting’,” says LA-based artist Jeff Frost (@frostjeff). “The concept is simple—instead of waving lights around in front of a camera, you wave a camera around in front of lights.” Jeff uses this approach to create stop-motion, time-lapse videos, in a process that he concedes is actually quite difficult to execute. In one video, Jeff compressed hundreds of thousands of photographs that he recorded over two and a half years, a time that he spent chasing forest fires, filming urban riots, and living in the desert painting the walls of an abandoned home. He describes a fascination with the cycles of destruction and creation, and suggests a possible explanation for his paranormal imagery and peripatetic lifestyle, saying, “I’ve long suspected my real home is another planet somewhere in the universe.”

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