Thursday, March 16th 2023
Night photography is a genre that involves capturing images in low light conditions, typically after sunset and before sunrise. The use of long exposures and artificial light sources, such as streetlights or car headlights, is common in this genre to create dramatic and atmospheric images.
One of the earliest practitioners of night photography was Brassai, a Hungarian photographer who captured the streets of Paris in the 1930s. His book "Paris de Nuit" is considered a classic of the genre. Other notable photographers who have contributed to the genre include:
- Todd Hido, an American photographer who often photographs suburban landscapes at night, creating eerie and mysterious images. He has published several books, including "House Hunting" and "Excerpts from Silver Meadows," which feature his work in night photography.
- Michael Kenna, a British photographer who has traveled the world capturing landscapes at night, often using long exposures to create ethereal and dreamlike images. He has published several books, including "Nightwork" and "Abruzzo," which feature his work in night photography.
- Weegee, an American photographer who documented crime scenes and the seedy underbelly of New York City in the 1930s and 1940s. Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, an American photographer and photojournalist known for his work in night photography in New York City during the 1930s and 1940s. He published several books, including "Naked City," which featured his photographs of New York City at night.
- Trent Parke, an Australian photographer who has created haunting images of cities at night, often using high contrast and long exposures.
- Gabriele Basilico: Gabriele Basilico was an Italian photographer known for his work in night photography of urban landscapes. He published several books, including "Milano: Ritratti di Fabbriche," which featured his photographs of industrial areas in Milan at night.