I also had inspiration from IU Student Media coworker Zack Hetrick. He did some wonderful work while he was there, and he continues to do so. I thought of playing with the ideas he had for The Accidental Tenor and the Movement issue of Inside magazine.
I also thought I could do a little of what people do with sparklers. It fit in with the long exposure I was already doing, so I figured, "What the hell?"
But really, I just played around. This is the first time I've messed with lighting at this level, so I'll probably get better ideas as I keep working on it.