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Frodo Álvarez es originario de Oviedo (Asturias, España) y full-time lightpainter en la actualidad. En 2009 descubre el light painting y automáticamente se enciende en él la chispa de su vocación artística, uniendo su afición por la fotografía y aliviando una vieja espina que el graffiti le había dejado clavada. Sin más lightpainters a su alrededor por aquel entonces, pronto el light painting se convierte en una afición, un hobby, una pasión, y funda con un grupo de amigos el colectivo Children Of Darklight (abreviado bajo las siglas DKL), para sacar adelante cada proyecto Light Painting  que se le pasa por la cabeza. Children Of Darklight en la actualidad lo forman todos aquellos que creen en  lo que hacemos y colaboran con nosotros, todos somos hermanos de luces en la oscuridad. Desde lightpainters de primera línea como Edu Cajigal, DaveAstur, Sfhir, Riders of Light, Luis Medina, Mario Le2, etc… con quienes Frodo trabaja de manera habitual, a realizadores de vídeo, modelos, estilistas, maquilladores, colegas LPers de todo el mundo… todos somos Children Of Darklight.

Tras años experimentando con el light painting, sus diferentes subestilos, sus innumerables posibilidades, sus herramientas, sus secretos… Frodo ha aprendido a controlar la luz, siendo no sólo un veterano de la técnica a nivel nacional, sino que se ha ganado también a pulso el ser un referente a nivel mundial.

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Frodo Álvarez DKL, by artist Patry Diez

Frodo es representante español de la Light Painting World Alliance (LPWA), agrupación a nivel mundial que promueve el Light Painting como un arte en sí mismo independiente de la fotografía, y varias de sus fotografías forman parte de la Exhibición Mundial de LPWA, compartiendo cartel con los artistas más destacados del movimiento. También es director del Congreso Internacional LightArt Ciudad de Oviedo, y el pasado 2016 ha ganado el primer premio en el ILPA (International Light Painting Award)

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Behind the name of Children Of Darklight, we can find artist Frodo Álvarez DKL, from Oviedo (Spain). In 2009 he started to experiment Light Painting in a pioneer way in Spain, and soon it became his passion, and later his way of life. Nowadays, he is full time lightpainter, one of the few in the world. Light Painting is an artform based on long exposures in dark locations, where the frame become the canvas, and lights are the tools for the artist to paint.

Related to his art, Frodo is known for not being afraid of anything; he always keeps innovating and he has no boundaries to create. Children of Darklight is still developing continuous experiments, creating light painting works in many different ways and styles, always working on new challenges, interesting projects and huge collaborations, interactive images and monulights; but now also making it professional, adapting this art to the events where he is invited (photobooths, live shows, exhibitions, professional shootings, video lightpainting focused on advertising, light painting stop motion animations, team building…) or any other professional work related to light painting.

In 2012 Frodo became a Spanish representative member for the Light Painting World Alliance (LPWA), a group of worldwide lightpainters trying to promote light painting as an art form itself. His works were already exhibited in many important cities of the world and he was several times invited as guest artist in light festivals in several cities. He also combines his art with being the director of the first and most important lightpainting convention in the world, the INTERNATIONAL LIGHTART CONGRESS CITY OF OVIEDO. In 2016, Frodo has been awarded with the 1st prize at the International Light Painting Award (ILPA), the most important light painting contest in the world at the time. Now, Frodo is a well recognized lightpainter and a reference to many others, not only in Spain, but in the whole world.

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Frodo Álvarez “Children Of Darklight” (Painted by Luis Alberto Fernández González)

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