I shot this series of night shots during an artist residency in the Adirondack Mountains. I tried to capture the tranquil mood during these rural nights in a landscape dominated by water and country-style living that revolves around nature, boating and water activities. Over the course of my 4-week stay the light changed due to the moon phases and weather – from very dark starry nights to overcast and then moonlit landscapes. I illuminated human elements, such as boats and buildings with lights and flashlights.
These photos were shot during an artist residency in the Adirondack region in fall 2017. Some mornings I would wake to dense fog, that would burn off only slowly, revealing the landscape bit by bit, layer by layer, and finally breaking up into wafts of clouds that would drift off and create identical reflections in the mirror-smooth lake. I was especially fascinated with lake scenes, where piers would reach out into nothingness, and colorful fall foliage would hang over a body of water that was entirely undefined in its size and dimensions. I would sleep in a boathouse sometimes, on the ground of an open boat garage – looking out over the lake. Some mornings I would open my eyes to a shiny whiteness, that seemed almost apocalyptical.
This series of night photographs was shot during an artist residency in Toffia, a medieval hilltop town in central Italy. The photographs will be printed digitally, and – accompanied by vignettes of text – they will also become part of a book (digital and/or printed). The texts reflect my outsider’s experience of Toffia and a summary of Toffia’s history.