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Nightwatch: Painting with Light NEW TITLE
Noel Kerns:
Nightwatch
Painting with Light
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Noel Kerns is a Texas-based photographer who specializes in capturing ghost towns, decommissioned military bases, and industrial abandonments by night. His images incorporate two distinct photographic techniques: time-exposure by the natural light of a full moon, and the artful application of artificial light, vividly ‘painted’ into the scene while the camera's shutter is open.
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“Light-painting is all about vision,” says Kerns. “Or more accurately, ‘pre-vision.’ It's the ability to imagine the scene you want to emerge from the darkness, and then to execute it in such a way as to match or surpass what you imagined.”

Nightwatch: Painting with Light is the first book from Kerns, one of the world’s foremost practitioners of the art of light-painting. Join him as he ventures into the darkness of the American Southwest, exploring remote desert ghost towns under a full moon, or prowling the abandoned, seemingly post-apocalyptic structures of America’s industrial wastelands.

In his photographs, Kerns captures the world surreal: flowing cloud-streaks in a night sky, the laser-like light trails of cars racing by on a highway, a raging ocean shoreline rendered eerily calm through long exposure.

224 pages, Hardcover, 12'' x 9 3/4'' (305 x 248 mm)
150 coloe illustrations, English

ISBN: 978-1-908211-02-6  $ 45.00
About the Author / Artist:
Noel Kerns
Noel Kerns is a Dallas, Texas-based photographer specializing in capturing America's ghost towns, decommissioned military bases, and industrial abandonments at night. Kerns’ camera captures the world surreal, using long exposures in the moonlight combined with supplemental “light-painting” using flashlights and handheld strobes, his photography creates mysterious images of a world left behind.
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GINGKO PRESS | PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781908211026 | ISBN-10: 1-908211-02-4 / 1908211024