And if walking at night in the woods, what would be left of our benchmarks? Dark day, clear night, which acuity is required to get by? The "Nyctalope" series Frédéric Delangle is part of this observation, we are deprived of the vision cones allow us to see at night. Never mind, Frédéric Delangle left on country roads cut pieces of landscape with the headlights of his car. Is offered under a different nature whose familiar aspect vanishes. Tree, vine, pond or cabin are adorned with a dramatic depth. The mundane, natural, is transfigured.
The "Nyctalope" series borrows cinema the principle of directional lighting. Night scenery becomes a giddy, headlights insulation reduced visibility area. Torches at long range, they cut the space between the image structure and a bright field and dark field. This contrast comes the mystery; and night, artistic theme on is replayed. The diegetic space of the photograph puts tension visible and invisible, causes waiting and suspense and excite our imagination.
this projects use of lighting is what makes it work so well the headlights of the car cutting through the landscape carving out pictures we can not see in the dark. I'm not sure whats more engaging what we do see or what we don't see. itwhats around the edges of these images is what's so interesting the bits we don't see i start to build around the lit object to fill in the blanks. its something I haven given much thought about darkness.
the lighting is very soft it dose tend to be strong in the center but as the light spreads out the image gets softer its like the image is just fading out of existence.
the ideas behind the lighting is something i would like to try out with in my imagery headlights are atached to cars which often are the main cause of road kill.