January:  Richard Earl
February:  Ann Marie Fitzsimmons
March:  Elissa Swanger
April:  Daniel Genova
May:  Al Vesselli
June:  Linda Aldrich
July:  Adel Khalaf
August:  Eva Marie Fitzsimmons
September:  Sarah Bass Aspe
October:  Francesca Azzara
November:  Kelly Schott
December:  Sheilagh Casey

NOVEMBER - KELLY SCHOTT

 

Artist Statement

“At Night”

Drawing inspiration from American street photographers like Lee Friedlander, At Night is a noir-inspired look at the more popular streets of New York City at night. Photographed over two days, one in late 2010 and the other being in early 2015, At Night uses high black-and-white contrast to create drama and intrigue around the subject: the, usually unexposed, New York City streets at night.

At Night was created from a love of gangster films, where the films focus on the underbelly of the city, Weegee, with his stark black-and-white street photography, and finding alternative perspectives to photograph from. By not using a tripod or high shutter speed, At Night uses motion blur to create a sense of mystery and movement, exposing the lives that exist when the sun goes down in New York City.

New York City is known as the city that never sleeps, but it does change its character in the dark. Exploring that character was the primary driving force for this project. The majority of this project was shot when I had first moved to New York City and its life during the off-hours was new to me. With fresh eyes, I chose to look a little differently at the well-known sights that are usually photographed in daylight. Instead of the usual sense of busyness that is found in photographs of New York City, At Night focuses on the emptiness and loneliness that pervades, even in a city of over 8.4 million people, and proves that quiet can be found in the city that’s always on the go.


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1

 In The Middle of Times Square
 Digital Photographic Print
 17in x 11in,  2010

2

Commute
Digital Photographic Print
17in x 11in, 2010

3

The Park
Digital Photographic Print
17in x 11in, 2015

4

In Transit
Digital Photographic Print
17in x 11in, 2010


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12:30 A.M.
   Digital Photographic Print
  17in x 11in,   2010

6

Cool
Digital Photographic Print
11in x 17in, 2015

7

Streetlights
Digital Photographic Print
17in x 11in, 2010



 

 

 

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Home
Digital Photographic Print
17in x 11in, 2010

 

 



 

 


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 Midtown
  Digital Photographic Print
  17in x 11in, 2010

10

Rush Hour
Digital Photographic Print
17in x 11in, 2011

11

Lights
Digital Photographic Print
17in x 11in, 2010

12

Under The Arch
Digital Photographic Print
17in x 11in, 2015


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