Weekend Portfolio: Clarissa Bonet
Building facades melt into darkness, their architectural details vanish, leaving only glowing windows in a sea of pitch black, like stars in the night sky.
Stray Light is an ongoing photographic project aimed at imaging the nocturnal urban landscape. We have all but lost the night for our progress. In its place we have formed a new cosmos, one of vanished surfaces and flecks of light. Carefully constructing each image from multiple photographs, I reform the urban landscape in my own vision - one that seeks to reconstruct the heavens in its absence above the cityscape. Light emanating from each window references a world unknown, evoking a sense of mystery and awe. We no longer look up to the night’s sky with awe. Instead, that is how we look out at the city.
To see Stray Light in person, visit the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, FL from July 30 to September 28, where Clarissa’s work will be featured in the exhibition Urban Constructs. Visit the webpage here
To see more of Clarissa’s work, visit her website here