Give me the night

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
Give me the night

Give me the night

Night has always been associated with the darker side of the human psyche. It transforms our notion of the world from one of routine and certainty to a world of uncertainty, danger & unknowing. Brave is a man who steps outside the safety of his home into the night for he may never return.

Dewars LAne - Berwick - upon - Tweed

Dewars Lane – Berwick – upon – Tweed

OK a tad over the top but there is always a slight feeling of danger in the back of our minds when we go out alone at night. But for us night photographers it’s something we love, well we are a peculiar breed, creeping around dark streets and alleyways wearing heavy coats with big hoods carrying a big pole with a camera attached to the end, scary in itself to some.

Across the Tweed

Across the Tweed

Night photography differs greatly for each photographer, some shoot bright cityscapes, some will photograph people going about their business, some shoot fireworks but for me it provides a means to get away from the hectic humdrum of life and find solitude, surrealism and mystery, to see the world almost empty of mankind.

The Quey Walls - Berwick - upon - Tweed

The Quay Walls – Berwick – upon – Tweed

If you walk along an alleyway during the day the chances are you will notice nothing, you are too busy getting from A to B, but look at a night photograph of that alley and you will look at almost every detail of the image because in that image is something not normally seen. Solitude! This year I plan to shoot a portfolio of night images of various different backstreets, alleyways, harbours, parks and squares in fact anywhere I can find to create the images I want.

The Quay Walls Berwick - upon - Tweed

The Quay Walls Berwick – upon – Tweed

So if you see me creeping around your street late into the night, I’m not a burglar. I’m just looking for solitude and creativity.
As this project progresses I will add some of the final images to a gallery on this website (coming soon) and when it’s finished I will produce an exhibition of the final images. The venue and date is to be arranged. Don’t forget to add your comments (Below), they are appreciated.

5 Comments

  1. Mags goode
    17/01/2016

    Awesome photos !!!!

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    • Kevin
      17/01/2016

      Thank you Mags, it’s appreciated.

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  2. Abbie McCann
    17/01/2016

    Brilliant blog Kevin – lovely read.

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    • Kevin
      17/01/2016

      Thanks Abbie. I’m pleased you liked it, it’s nice when people respond to your posts :-)

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  3. Evy
    17/01/2016

    Great pictures Kevin! Very atmospheric!

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