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In Light

10 May 2011

Chris Wainwright's long-year photographic projects Some Cities and Visible Radiation have now been brought together in the publication In Light, with a foreword by Joseph Heathcott. In Light was published by Castrum Peregrini with support from ELIA.

In Light is the bringing together of two inter-related visual forms of enquiry, Some Cities and Visible Radiation, undertaken between 1991 and 2011.

Some Cities
2005 - 2011

A series of nocturnal cityscapes made whilst walking around the nine cities of Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Istanbul, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Beijing. The title Some Cities makes a partial reference to Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities which questions the physicality  and essence of cities and their common or transferable characteristics, that often make it difficult to distinguish one from the other. Some Cities similarly questions the authenticity of place, travel and location as the viewer is given no reference to the city where the individual images were made. The images are intentionally blurred and the distinguishing architectural features and inhabitants, that were clearly visible in daylight, are also obscured by darkness.

Visible Radiation
1991 - 2011

An edited selection of images from a 'light bank' of hundreds of photographs of urban light sources from numerous cities and sites around the world. The images are from both public and private spaces, made during night walks around deserted, or semi deserted, inner city areas. The locations are left deliberately anonymous except where the site specificity has a particular reference to the important role light plays in creating or enhancing a particular context.


Castrum Peregini, 2011
ISBN 978-90-6034-027-1
84 pp.

The publication can be ordered from ELIA for € 20 + shipping
To obtain a copy, please contact floris.solleveld [at] elia-artschools.org


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