Stray Light by Clarissa Bonet

From the series Stray Light
Stray Light / copyright: © Clarissa Bonet / Images courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago.

Building facades melt into darkness, their architectural details vanish, leaving only glowing windows in a sea of pitch black, like stars in the night sky.

Stray Light is an ongoing photographic project aimed at imaging the nocturnal urban landscape.

We have all but lost the night for our progress. In its place we have formed a new cosmos, one of vanished surfaces and flecks of light. Carefully constructing each image from multiple photographs, I reform the urban landscape in my own vision – one that seeks to reconstruct the heavens in its absence above the cityscape. Light emanating from each window references a world unknown, evoking a sense of mystery and awe. We no longer look up to the night’s sky with awe. Instead, that is how we look out at the city. [Official Website][Exhibition]

From the series Stray Light
Stray Light / copyright: © Clarissa Bonet / Images courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago.
From the series Stray Light
Stray Light / copyright: © Clarissa Bonet / Images courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago.

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