Okay, before you say (or think) anything: yes, it’s yet another photo series we’re talking about here. As I mentioned when I presented the ‘Shots From Random’ series (with hindsight, what a smart move on my part), I love photo series.
Well, over the past few weeks, and especially since we turned the clocks back in late October, I have been going for walks quite often after work. I finish work around 5 o’clock, though, which means that by the time I leave it’s already pitch black outside.
I have my camera in my rucksack and, straight out of work, I pick a random route, and I walk down that route for as long as I want to with no destination in mind. If and when I get tired, or if I’m too far from home, there’s always a bus or tram stop to rely (and jump) on along the way.
Much as I like dim lights in general, I’ve never been too much into night photography. This new habit I’ve recently picked up, though, is growing on me, so I thought I’d make it more challenging by turning it into a new series, which I’ve called ‘Dark Outside In Brno’.
‘Dark Outside’ is entirely Brno-themed, and it will consist exclusively of urban scenes. For one thing, city lights can be powerfully evocative, and for this reason I love them. What is more, Brno has a good share of seemingly nondescript spots which I happen to love to photograph. Nondescript spots are my favourite.
To some extent ‘Dark Outside In Brno’ might be considered as a ‘dark/evening/night’ version of the ‘Brno Portrait’ series, which has been going on for a while now, but I have yet to formally introduce here on the blog. You can still check it out on on the social channels of the blog.
Like ‘Dark Outside In Brno’, the ‘Brno Portrait’ series only includes Brno snapshots. These, however, are all in portrait (i.e. vertical) format, hence the title. Conversely, all entries from ‘Dark Outside In Brno’ will be in landscape format.
In fact, while the ‘Brno Portrait’ snapshots are meant as actual ‘portraits’ of the city, the entries from ‘Dark Outside In Brno’ are thought of as urban landscapes in the literal meaning of the word.
I’ll try to make ‘Dark Outside In Brno’ a bi-weekly post. Should I happen to have a spare shot I can’t wait to share, I will ‘accidentally’ post it as an extra entry!
As with the entries of the other photo series, these snapshots will be published on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages of the blog.