New Portfolio Collection: In the Night Studio

In The Night Studio #1

For the last couple of years I have been scanning and cleaning up some color negatives of photographs I took around 1980. These photos were made late in the evening or at night and are the result of a process called “painting with light”. In this way of making a photo, I opened the camera lens and left it open while I walked around in the scene and selectively lit up certain areas or objects.  I used various light sources for the “painting” including regular flashes, flashlights, pen lights, candles, flood lights, Christmas tree lights, etc. The results were colorful, playful and surreal. The process of scanning and digitizing the negatives also allowed me to significantly improve the quality of the prints.

You can view this collection online on this portfolio page.