Dusk till Dawn
Dusk till Dawn is the name of my latest exhibition displayed in the Foxlowe, The Market Place, Leek from the 1st of May to the 31st May 2012.
The free exhibition, “Dusk till Dawn” is exploration of photography when the sun has gone down.
The process or art of producing images of objects on sensitized surfaces by the action of light.
The time from dusk to dawn when no sunlight is visible.
Dusk till Dawn \ˈdəsk til dän\
A collection of 12 images captured between sunset and sunrise.
The idea for the exhibition came to me as the nights started to draw in last September. My days were taken up with running a full time photography business and daylight hours were reducing, giving me less time to take photographs.
A chance comment on a photography forum about the joys of night time photography, coming right at the moment that I was complaining about the lack of daylight, lead me to flip the situation and see the winter as an opportunity to capture sunrises and sunsets with out having to get up at 4am or staying out until 11pm.
The only challenge was that I had very rarely done any low light photography and would have to learn one of the hardest disciplines in photography in a very short space of time. The final images are a mix of old and new shots, reduced down from an initial selection of around a 1,000 images, with the final selection of 12 coming from a group of just over 60 pictures.
The images were taken on a number of different Nikon cameras using both slide film and digital. They were then printed on to the highest quality 100% cotton Fine Art Canvas which is then fixed to stretcher bars made from quality North European Redwood Pine. All the images are for sale at a special price of £70 each, and will be delivered after the exhibition ends.