This podcast explores the evolution of my “light studies,” which are photo-essays on the light and atmosphere of a given place. The first “light study,” on a train station in Philadelphia has since led me to do these projects across the globe.
These “light studies,” unlike my more political photo-essays, are not about the people shown or any larger topic. They celebrate the beauty of a given place. They were initially produced in black and white with film, but more recently have been done in color with digital capture. To see how my more recent “light studies,” particularly those produced in South Asia, are being used, see an “Auto” view of India: and the creative evolution of my project “Concurrence
The audio was recorded at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Massachusetts in April 2008 by Thom Burden.