Cold and Dark Landscapes Illuminated by the Red Glow of Emergency Flares
For his project titled Take Refuge, Los Angeles-based photographer Kevin Cooley shot nighttime landscape photographs with an interesting choice of lighting: military-grade flares — the kind you find in emergency kits. Each image in the series features the same red glow, whether the flare is held in a subject’s hand or hidden behind a feature in the landscape.
The photographs therefore show different locations all over the world, from areas in the United States to a remote island in the Arctic.
Cooley shot all of the long-exposure images in the project using an analog 4×5 large format camera.
You can find more photos from the series, along with other projects Cooley has done, over on the artist’s website.
Image credits: Photographs by Kevin Cooley and used with permission