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Dem bones, dem bones, dem light bones

Photographer Darren Pearson, aka Darius Twin, creates some of the most stunningly detailed light paintings we've ever seen.

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1 of 12 blinding lights image © 2012 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Blinding lights

Photographer Darren Pearson, aka Darius Twin, creates some of the most stunningly detailed light paintings we've ever seen.

Designer by day, light painter around Los Angeles, California, by night, Darius Twin produces pieces of light art that fire our imaginations while at the same time leaving us scratching our heads as to how he does it. We technically do know how — he moves a torch like a paint brush in front of an open camera shutter — but the depth of detail shown in his work is just incredible.

So we asked him.

But with each exposure only taking around five to seven minutes, the skill that he demonstrates with each painting — which date all the way back to 2006 — is just superb.

For those who want to get out and try it for yourself, he explains the technical details in the video below. Scroll further down for a showcase of what Darius Twin can do with just a Canon EOS 7D and a couple of torches in the LA nightscape.

Darius Twin (Flickr)

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2 of 12 jailhouse rock image © 2012 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Jailhouse rock

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3 of 12 staggering stegosaurus image © 2011 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Staggering stegosaurus

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4 of 12 terrible T-rex image © 2011 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Terrible T-rex

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5 of 12 beat on the brat image © 2012 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Beat on the brat

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6 of 12 invitation to the undertaker image © 2012 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Invitation to the undertaker

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7 of 12 pterodactyl image © 2011 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Pterodactyl

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8 of 12 fly my pretties image © 2011 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Fly my pretties

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9 of 12 fighting raptors image © 2011 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Fighting raptors

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10 of 12 happy campers image © 2012 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Happy campers

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11 of 12 sticks stones & unicorn bones image © 2011 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Sticks stones & unicorn bones

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12 of 12 space invader image © 2011 Darius Twin. Used with permission of Darius Twin. All rights reserved.

Space invader

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