Midnight Sun, 2006

These nightscapes are a study of light pollution and suburban sprawl. This light reveals the landscape as familiar but also alien at the same time. The warm glow of the horizon becomes a light that is perhaps as familiar as a sunset, however the light is not natural but a man-made perpetual twilight. In a small way I think of my camera similar to a lens of a satellite, as the light pollution from the city becomes an axis or center point. In this work I map the night landscape using light as a tool to draw an unseen line between the urban and the rural. The stark horizon the exposure makes is similar to a drawn border in a map, a translation of the land through my camera lens that would otherwise be unseen with the naked eye.