I have been a keen noctambulist since I was a teenager. I make photographs and drawings from these night walks mainly to convey the vivid reveries which come with these experiences. I also keep a journal. At night your perception is fundamentally altered. When your eyes adapt to the dark, instead of colour and detailed vision receptors or “cones” in your fovea, the “rods” come into play. These rods detect light and dark and are more widely spread out across the whole retina. Your other senses of smell and hearing ramp up also. For me this creates a different perspective and a widened connection with the universe, with many of life’s tedious little distractions dissolving away into the shadows.
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