Lynn Saville

Lynn Saville specializes in twilight urban landscapes and, for the past year, she has found inspiration in the ELs, creating deeply detailed studies of electrically-lit concrete and steel, rendered in needle-sharp focus and jewel-like color.  She uses the special light of the “blue” and "golden" hours, the slivers of half-light when the sun is still just below the horizon, to change our perception of the city from industrial grit to almost celestial glow.  This kind of photography is difficult; twilight images by pros and civilians alike can easily be harsh, blurry, under-exposed, examples of the limitations of both film and digital sensors.  Saville’s images, however, built with wisdom, patience, and masterful command of the medium, reward us with shadows full of detail, deftly-blended lights, and seemingly limitless depth-of-field.  The closer we look, the more there is to see.

"As a matter of fact, when I am not photographing, people often tend to ask me for directions, but when I’m photographing, people ask me if I need directions. Sometimes it’s best that the photographs are, as one of my friends put it, 'profoundly undetermined.'” -Lynn Saville