S I L E N T S P A C E S
Silent Spaces presents urban and rural locations that
are familiar to us when they are bathed in sunlight,
but transformed as darkness falls.
As a child I often would spend hours alone exploring
the large canyon behind our home. I felt at ease
spending time on my own there, and it has become
an integral part of my creative process as a night
photographer. I have spent the past nine years
photographing at night for my series, Silent Spaces,
where I often travel abroad seeking out cities rich
in history and memories.
Night photography has a compelling drama all its own.
When I photograph at night feelings of excitement,
suspense and somethimes moments of fear come
over me. I become completely absorbed in the
process and peaceful silence allows me to slow
down and study the light. Time stands still for me
as I document empty streets and distant shorelines.
A light in a window captures my imagination, and
the vacant street alongside suggest to me a human
presence that is felt but not seen. It reminds me of
a place within myself that is solitary, private and