Julian Cash Shoots Fun Light Painting Portraits of the Laughing Squid Tentacle Team & Friends

Scott Beale

Scott Beale, founder and primary tentacle of Laughing Squid

Last week the entire Laughing Squid Tentacle Team (bloggers and everyone from Laughing Squid web hosting company) gathered in the San Francisco Bay Area to meet for the first time ever. As part of this epic gathering, I hosted a small cocktail party at my home for the team and some close friends. At the party our dear friend, photographer Julian Cash of Aurora Light Portraits, shot these fast-paced light painting portraits. Everyone loved their session with him which took place in his temporary studio (the space that is usually my home office). He had us using props (objects found in my home) like my toaster, a custom made squid arm, googly eyes, a rooster mask, and more. Here’s a look at the images from that night. He’s available for a wide variety of events and he’ll honor crazy requests from his subjects.

We have featured Julian and his amazing work before on Laughing Squid, notably for his book, The People of Burning: Portraits of Revolutionary Spirits, and his appearance as a contestant on America’s Got Talent.

Rusty Blazenhoff

Rusty Blazenhoff, managing editor of the Laughing Squid blog (holding a toaster)

Lori Dorn

Lori Dorn


Jason Laskodi, tentacle-at-arms at Laughing Squid web hosting


Shelby DeNike, senior system administrator at Laughing Squid web hosting


Scott Devaney, support specialist at Laughing Squid web hosting


Tisha Sloan of Laughing Squid web hosting


Eddie Codel


Katherine “Kat” Gekakis


Emily Chatman Duffy


Diana Chang

Paula Wirth

Paula Wirth

photos by Julian Cash of Aurora Light Portraits

Julian and Rusty

Julian Cash and Rusty Blazenhoff

photo by Julian Cash and Terry Ewing

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff