Posts Tagged ‘nocturnal’

‘Nocturne: Creatures of the Night’ Captures the Mysterious Denizens of the Darkness

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After a single moth that had invaded her home, Rhose Island-based animal photographer Traer Scott was inspired to create a photo series dedicated to this creature and other denizens of the darkness.

Thus was born the photo-series-turned-book, Nocturne: Creatures of the Night. In it, Scott comes face-to-face (or is it face-to-lens?) with some of the world’s most evasive animals who tend to live and hunt most under the cover of night. Read more…

Moonlight Photographs by a Nocturnal Photographer

Argentinian photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg started as a photojournalist before turning to documentary photography and developing his trademark style of shooting under moonlight and using strobes and long exposures to illuminate his subjects. His portrait subjects are asked to remain motionless for long periods of time as he photographs them using a large format film camera. He recently applied his style to a series on residents of Northern Kenya — a location that’s typically photographed under the harsh midday sun.
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Long Exposure Photos of People Tossing and Turning at Night

Hamilton College assistant art professor Robert Knight has a project titled “Sleepless” that consists of ghostly long exposure photographs of people tossing and turning throughout the night. The project was inspired by his experience with insomnia, which set in after he and his wife became parents for the first time. After documenting his own sleep movements, he began documenting other people’s sleep as well. To create the images, he carefully calculates proper exposure based on the dim lights in the room, and then asks the subject to open the shutter before they go to bed and then close it before the sun comes up.
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