Artistic Time-lapse/Kinetic Art That You Must See

I recently came across a talented time-lapse artist who uses his camera in creative ways. Meet Johan Rijpma – a kinetic artist from the Netherlands.

The first piece has gone viral pretty quick, but I’ve researched and found a few others of his that I really like.

Tape Generations

From the artist:

“I worked on this project for about 6 months. I tried many different compositions and then made a selection. A single composition could take more than 12 hours to develop/breakdown.

(the spinning of the plate was done by hand, turnin the plate about 0,4 degree’s every 30 seconds, this meant i was standing in the wind and the rain for hours watching the tape “grow” and watching the sun come up/go down)”

‘Mad on Rocks 2’ by Rosa Ensemble

Piece is from No Ark Dead Eel (Dying Giraffe Recordings, 2010)

<p><a href=”″>Mad on Rocks 2</a> from <a href=””>johan rijpma</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


This one is more stop motion, but  is very engaging.


About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus as well as an author on Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.

Posted on September 12, 2011, in Time-lapse and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The tape in particular was really cool! Still pondering over how the last one was made…

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