Most people are way too worried about getting to where they are heading as soon as possible, and many times forgetting to stop and enjoy the energy that surrounds us. Through the process of long-exposure digital photography at night, I will be doing just that. In this time of Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing, I am sure that many people have become tired of their forced isolation from others. I want to show that even though we have been stuck in this situation, that there are still intriguing introspective environments that people can discover for themselves. With these various long-exposure night-time photos, I want to invite and remind viewers that there is a healthy side to isolation and solitude.
Being a natural introvert myself, I did not have as much of an issue when it came to being alone and having less social interaction. With the arrival of dusk, everything comes to a halt until the sun rises. A sense of emptiness and sometimes overwhelming calmness naturally takes over the atmosphere. This change in the environment can be influential in facilitating thought and introspection. With people confined to self-isolation and distancing themselves, we must remind ourselves that other types of solitude/isolation exist.
Without being alone, we wouldn't be able to experience our most intimate moments. Through these moments, we can find out who we are as human beings. It is an integral part of our lives; we need to realize the separation of what we are experiencing now during this pandemic and healthy forms of isolation.