Photographs isolate light for a powerful symbol of hope and life

At first, one might mistake ‘After Lights Out,’ Julien Mauve’s photographic series, for simple nightscapes. However, a closer inspection reveals a deeper more specific message at work. Through found and photoshopped scenarios, this French photographer reintroduces a darkness into the landscape unmarred by the glow of cell phones, streetlights, skyscrapers, and billboards. However, each dark manmade landscape is pierced by one solitary light.

Such specificity gives light a symbolic presence within these images. Light becomes a demarcation of life, activity and sight; a reference to warmth, presence, and hope that actively resists the gloom and pressing unease behind lurking shadows and darkness.

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Source: designfaves.com

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