Night Photography by William EckersleyJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 06 Dec 2011
Photographing anything at night is challenging, or at least challenging to do well. City scenes at night are often riddled with the all-too-familiar streaks of red and white lights from long exposures that have long ago lost their intrigue. However this photo series titled "Dark City" by William Eckersley introduces an enlightening and rich perspective on the city at night. Many of the photos have an eery stillness and odd luminosity that combines unnatural light pollution of the urban environment alongside the glow of the moon, all with startling clarity. One consistency that emerges while looking through the photographs is the unsettling emptiness of all the scenes. A feeling of presence and simultaneous absence pervades the work, emphasizing the quality of a city at rest during the slowest hours of darkness.