On another night shoot with Laura, this time at Washington Square Park. Lightsabers, flowers, fireflies and large rats were in the nights festivities, although the rat part wasn’t controlled, I feel like NYC rats are getting bigger and bigger these days.
This photo was done with the dark side light saber and 1:30 minutes of exposure time. I took slow steps moving around with the light saber. Laura, along with the people walking around, watched me move gracefully as I wanted to spread the light around this area of the park. I even found myself holding the light saber like an actual samurai (since I’ve watched so many samurai and sword movies), making distinct postures. I could feel the sense of power holding this fake weapon and imagined myself as a warrior wielding his blade in a vigorous practice preparing for war. I lost myself after a few seconds and just allowed myself to be engulfed by the moment. The pattern that's made, me think a little about Thunder Cats, similar to the TC symbol of red and black. There was something very prominent about the red, it just seemed powerful, alive and in your face. We had a blue light saber but it wasn’t as dominate and it was pretty weak (sorry about that Obi-wan).
I’m finding that these night shoots are becoming more and more interesting, and I’m starting to think I like doing more things when it comes to playing with light in this way. Stay turned for the next light journey!