We’ve started to go out at night taking photos. When we first started doing this I took it as being a simple distraction; now I’m starting to think there is more to it. The photo below is one of our favourites and was taken on a busy night in town under one of the bridges. Under this particular bridge is quite busy – there is a road where cars tend to speed down and the homeless and drunk often gather nearby. Put into this mix a dissociative woman walking into this area with a $2000 camera. Are we asking to be robbed, attacked or both? All of the places where we’ve taken photos at night have been in similarly risky areas. Our neighbourhood is a rough one, yet we go walking with the camera knowing we won’t be able to take good photos because of our essential tremor (shaking hands and slower shutter speeds of night photography don’t mix). I had sort of relaxed about our night expeditions as I thought they were innocent distractions. Now I have to try to monitor them more closely…
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