“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” -Terry Pratchett
The night. It can be a comforting end to the day; a signal for family time to begin, time to curl up and read a book, a time to relax, sleep and dream. It can be a lively invitation to party and lose yourself in a crowd, to let go and have fun. It can be a time for the stranger parts of nature to emerge, for the world to come alive.
The night can also be a veil of darkness, casting murky shadows, shrouding the world in a darkness so complete that you would be unable to see more than a few inches in front of your face. Allowing for the more unsettling parts of society to emerge and creep among the shadows. Over the next few months, I will be delving into the world of darkness that is the twelve hours after the sun sets, and exploring the various characteristics of the night. The photos this month are an overview; a sample of a few of these aspects, and a taste of what’s to come over the following months.
photos and story by Ty Jamieson