Why the Night?

Night Scenes have been depicted for hundreds of years, before photography there seemed to be this fascination with the mystery of the night, mainly coming from dark biblical influences artists like Albrecht Durer used the mythical creatures and scenes to evoke fear. But as this idea developed and painting became more high brow a few Artists recognised the beauty and softness of the moon light, and used it in their work.

Albrecht Drurer
Rembrandt

 It’s no surprise that just a few years after the cameras invention photographers ventured into the darkness and explored the night in the same way artists did. John Adams Whipple used the early photographic technique of daguerrotype to document the moon, this image is a personal favourite’s.

John Adams Whipple
John Adams Whipple

 

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