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Two years tube anniversary + NYC meetup

28 Aug 2017

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It all started on this day in 2015 in San Francisco. In the morning, we found this random tube at a plastic store, and on the same night, we went to the beach with Bruce Getty and Miss Lexy. We shot only for five minutes as it was super cold, but what we created was a game changer for Kim and I.

We were quite excited about this and we decided to go back to the same store to get colored tubes. And on the same night, we found out that orange color would be a nice fit.

Since then, we’ve made thousands of pictures with tubes, performed on 4 continents, built a community of 14000 people but most of all, we made a lot of new friends.

Time flies quickly! We've been doing tube light-painting for over two years now, and to celebrate this event, we organized a quick last-minute meetup at Central Park in New York City. We had no idea if 15 or 50 people would come. In the end, over a hundred people showed up and we had a blast. This video shows what happened that night. Thanks Efren for the additional footage and Louis for the support with the organization. Thanks also to all of you beautiful people who joined us on that night but also on all of the tube stories. 

We're nearly 14000 people in our learning group, and this is where so many ideas were born. Many of the tricks are from our members (sparklers, parchment paper, rainbow fabric, etc). Their creations are top level, and I make them shine everyday in a dedicated instagram account (@mytubestories). So many times I've been told that I shouldn't give away my secrets. I don't know where that idea comes from, but for me it's clear: sharing is highly valuable for everyone, but especially for me. By teaching, I become better. By having others use my techniques, I open the door to new ideas which I benefit from. And another beautiful side effect of this is that anywhere we go on this planet, there's someone to visit.

Over the last two years, I've seen many people starting to use the tubes as a professional tool in their photography work. I truly hope that this technique is going to continue to expand and reach new heights of brightness in a near future.


If this is all new for you, you can have a look at the video below. It's the first one we created to demonstrate the technique. Check out also the Tube Stories where we give a lot of tips and tricks about this tube light-painting technique:



About the Tube Stories
We're a dancer/photographer duo making our way using a tube, a feather, and a flashlight. Everything we do is lit by hand, one frame at a time. Light-painting for us is a lifestyle, and this is what we share with our audience. The purpose of the Tube Stories is to bring a brighter and more colorful night to whoever is going to cross our path. Our work has been presented on the BBC, CNN, MTV, VICE, TEDx and much more.

About Eric Paré (Instagram: @ericparephoto)
Eric Paré is an artist-entrepreneur. When he's not on the road creating the Tube Stories, he can be found with his team at his studios in Montréal where he is working on multi-camera concepts and new technologies. He has recently been doing high ends projects for Intel, HP, Facebook, Microsoft and Adobe. 

About Kim Henry (Instagram:
Kim Henry is a professional contemporary dancer that has a fascination for movement and human being. Versatile and curious, she seeks for projects that push her beyond her limits. As a freelance artist, she took part in more than 45 dance and physical theater projects since 2011. From a stage in a full-house theater to an empty desert, dancing is the language she likes the most.

Kim Henry & Eric Paré 2017

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