Last Light/First Light, 2008
Every year, on the shortest day of the year, I have been photographing the last light and first light of the day. I search for a place with a flat horizon line to the east and west, sometimes going back to the same place. I wait for the light to all but disappear and then wait for it to return again. The cross pattern is from shooting a roll of 2 1/4 film at dusk and then rewinding the film, and reusing the same roll at dawn. The 90 degree rotation mimics the rotation of the earth to the sun.
An ongoing series, Last Light/First Light began in the year 2000 on the West Coast of the US as a way to document light and time. This photograph is the result of a double exposure that is based on chance. It was taken December 21st and 22nd, 2008.
This signed 12" x 12" photograph is available in a limited edition of 10.
50% of proceeds go to the Swale project