Artist: Dean Chamberlain
This image of the revered Ram Dass is the fourth print from Dean Chamberlain's Psychedelic Pioneers series. Funds from the sale of these prints will be used toward MAPS-sponsored research in Switzerland into the use of LSD-assisted psychotherapy in subjects with anxiety associated with end-of-life issues.
Chamberlain’s images are created entirely in the camera, with no computer manipulation. His light painting technique involves working with his camera and subject in completely dark spaces. Using extremely long exposures in sessions that often extend to four or five hours, he moves through the composition space with a flashlight and colored gels illuminating each individual element. More than photographing a moment, Chamberlain paints with light through time and space.