Doorways at night (2017). Project that explores the visual paradox of simplicity while being complex. An ongoing and deliberate exploration of our urban areas at night.
Methodology is reactive in that images are captured during walks at night with the purpose of discovering opportunities.
Locations are chosen based on a subconscious arrangement of visual rules and cues such as rule of thirds, leading lines, dominant lighting, colour palette and gut feeling.
A compact camera is used for portability, with high aperture to ensure locations are captured in full focus. 35mm focal length is chosen to add scale and a feeling of space.
Post editing follows a consistent approach with mild desaturation, tone curve adjustments and some dodge / burn to emphasise the tonal differences of scene.
Doorways at night that are over looked during the day ini ally present a simple visual narrative- yet once observed the scene grows in complexity.