Night Light (signed)
Swedish photographer Jan Tove started out as a nature photographer but has moved closer to the likes of Stephen Shore and the other New Topographics artists. With his latest work, Night Light, there are shades of Todd Hido’s compositions of houses at night – with one significant difference: Jan Tove has moved to black-and-white images. Signed copies.
The images in "Night Light" are views of dormant small towns and communities during bright nights and dark days. A street lamp, an illuminated window, a neon sign or the light of a summer night sky that never completely fades out. And the opposite: the winter season, when the darkness is grafted into days early.
Strolling around these night landscapes is a lonely walk. The empty streets, the deserted park benches, the parked cars, the silence, gives a sense that time has stopped, and that the surroundings await a new day's life and movement.
When you then look at the illuminated windows, the glimmer from TV screens, the silhouettes of people, you are reduced to a viewer, a statist, without a role and a reply. You are absorbed by the darkness, you become a shadow, a stranger. A moth searching for light in a landscape that, compared to the daytime, completely has changed character.
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