There is something magical about industrial neighborhoods---the long, empty blocks of warehouses, weeds sprouting here and there between the sidewalk cracks, hodge-podge fences created out of different metals. This poetic atmosphere becomes magnified at night, when the streetlights illuminate these seemingly innocuous structures. There is a peaceful solitude hard to find in other parts of the city streets. I made these pictures mostly between 2 and 6 a.m. to make the most of the deep bluish-purple sky and special atmosphere of time and place, and used long exposures (between 2 and 12 minutes) to emphasize the soft, secret movements of branches and weeds in the wind. These were all photographed by the South Brooklyn waterfront in New York.
Shadowplay in Brooklyn
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