Sunday, October 28, 2007

Markus Hartel

"My pictures are not necessarily pretty, but they do show beautiful moments of the urban jungle."

Markus Hartel is a New York street photographer. He has a collection of night photographs taken on the street on his website.

("42nd", by Markus Hartel)

The shot above reminds me of my favorite photograph by Alfred Gescheidt (b.1926), which I can't find on the internet right now.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Milford Mariner

This shot of the Milford Mariner was shot for, but not used in, the National Geographic May/June 2002 issue. The Milford Mariner is a replica of a traditional New Zealand coastal trading scow.

(Photo by David McLain)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Death Valley Workshop

Tim Baskerville of The Nocturnes will be leading a night photography workshop at Death Valley, CA on November 23-25, 2007. You can read more information about this trip on the Nocturnes Blog.

(Dream Date #3, by Tim Baskerville)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Noah Kalina

Noah Kalina is a Brooklyn-based photographer. Most of Noah's photographs are portraits, but I found a few interesting night shots in the Portfolio section.

(Photo by Noah Kalina)

Noah can also be found on Flickr.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Dark Path

"Once you start down the dark path, forever it will dominate your destiny, consume you it will." - Yoda.

(Silos, by Andy Frazer)

Since I began night photography eight years ago, it has been the single most important focus of my photography. I have many theories why this happened. But aside from the dramatic colors and contrasts, and the sense of mystery; the whole sensory experience of being outside in a dark, desolate location is an incredible rush. I imagine that other photographers feel that same sense of "oneness" with their environment if their primary interest is landscape photography, or wildlife, or travel, or photojournalism.

But I'll take the "dark side" any day... (I mean any night).

Sunday, October 07, 2007

"Studio Nocturne" in San Francisco, CA

"Studio Nocturne" will occur next weekend (Oct 13-14) at Fort Mason in San Francisco, CA. Studio Nocturne is part of the city-wide San Francisco Open Studios. Ten Bay Area night photographers will be displaying their recent night photography in the Landmark Bldg A, which the first building you see when you enter Fort Mason.

("Off Limits", by Tim Baskerville)

Admission is free. If you're close to San Francisco, and you've never been to Fort Mason, it's worth a visit.

Studio Nocturne will be open both Saturday and Sunday. But if you get there on Sunday, you might meet Yours Truly helping out with docent duties.

For more information, check out the Studio Nocturne webpage.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Gabriel Biderman

Gabriel Biderman has posted some great night work from his trip to Tuscany, Italy.

(Photo by Gabriel Biderman)

Gabriel is one of those rare photographers who still shoots film, and does a very good job of it.

Seen on Joe Reifer's Words Blog.