Photosynthesis 光合作用

December 17, 2017 2017年12月17日

To what extent do a city’s artificial lights affect our lives? That’s the question posed by Macau-based photographer and visual artist TKH. Since 2014, he’s ardently observed and documented the different ways a city transforms after the sun goes down. This insatiable curiosity led to his Photosynthesis project, a photo essay that investigates the role of man-made light sources in our day-to-day lives. “Through my photos of these cold, nocturnal sceneries, I tried to find out how our society uses light to guide an individual at night and how our days don’t have to end after the sun sets,” he describes of the project. “It also shows that, with the help of artificial lights, a city continues to function through the night. By observing and documenting these basic constructs of civilization, I’ve found appreciation in how we, as urban dwellers, are able to use these lights to explore the darkness. The invention of artificial light is one of the biggest things separating humans and animals, and what’s buried beneath these seemingly serene night scenes is a chance for us to re-discover and re-familiarize ourselves with the invisible cogs that keep a city running.”


Instagram: @tkh0917


Contributor: Ye Zi

Instagram: @tkh0917


供稿人: Ye Zi

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