22 Apr From AM to PM | A Visual Study on Light
Alfred Stieglitz, a pioneer of modern photography said that “Wherever there is light, one can photograph” and film director Aaron Rose approached his work with the belief that “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary”. Stemming from two ancient Greek words – photo for “light” and graph for “drawing” – the literal definition of photography is the practice of creating durable images by recording light.
All of this forms the basis of the visual list we’ve put together here: a meditation on light through the eyes of local photographers, ordered (speculatively, but as accurately as possible) from AM to PM to show light in a few of its infinitely varying stages and forms. The soft glow that peeks through your curtains when you wake, the direct heat of the midday sun, a haze wrapping everything in its reach during golden hour and, when there’s not enough available light, flash renders the nighttime world in vivid clarity.