In his series “After Lights Out”, Paris-based photographer Julien Mauve uses blue and black twilight landscapes to explore lone light sources in an attempt to comment on the growing occurrence of light pollution that is slowly infiltrating the darkest parts of the earth. In this moment just after sundown and just before total darkness when everything is still slightly illuminated by the blue twilight haze, Mauve mimics the wide reaching phenomena of man made light. Finding inspiration in photography’s own relationship with light, Mauve creates subtle yet majestic images that provide the viewer with an eerie scene and invites them to investigate the one illumination that Mauve supplies in each photograph.

Text by Canbra Hodsdon