Photos: Lingering Illumination
by Beauchamp Art
Long-exposure photos of lights that contaminate the nocturnal darkness of my bedroom, from electrical source that linger on in the background even though may not be in use at the time. These three images relate to sustaining my computer whilst it ‘Sleeps’ [is on standby], though its rest can negate my own as it fills the room with small amounts of light, which after some time fill the room as my eyes adjust to the low light. The triptych is split into Red, Green, and Blue, the primary colour in the spectrum [in physics, rather than art, where green is replaced by yellow], which intended to allude to the electronic display of the computer screen which the images are connected by [as well as other photos taken of computer screens, with the images broken into the colour cells and pixels]. These are lights that are barely noticeable for the most part, during the day, but become blazing suns in the night.
The first shows the power socket, with ruddy amber hue burning forth, as an ember of a dyeing fire.
The second being the computer’s power adapter light, a green spotlight on the tightly-woven carpet – green being the colour the eye is most sensitive to, and can detect the largest range of tonal frequency in this area of the spectrum [an evolved practicality, possibly due to having to see variations in foliage when foraging, or some other purpose. Nevertheless, this heightened sensitivity to the different shades of green is one of the reasons why infrared images are most frequently monochromatically colourized green, rather than left grey-scale, such as is used in some night-time photography and military equipment (infrared goggles, etc)]
The third is the computer’s charging and standby light that flickers intermittently like a lighthouse beacon seen through sea of night.