Honorable Mention TOKYO-2018 Portfolio / Fine Art

Menemsha At Night

  • Photographer
    Bob Avakian
  • Technical Info
    Full Frame Digital Capture, Long Exposure 30 Seconds To 3 Minutes. Post Process In Adobe Lightroom
  • Photo Date

Menemsha is a fishing village on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. It is a highly populated summer tourist destination. Once the summer residents leave and tourists cease to visit, I come to make these photos. At night, I have the whole place to myself; I wander in search of that spot where the light, land, sea and sky are in harmony. I never know what lights will be shining or what will be illuminated. It’s a joy full surprise when there is magic in the air; fog is a bonus. My images offer an altered reality, a glimpse into what I consider, A Moment in Time between Night and Day.

Bob Avakian and his wife Gail visited Martha’s Vineyard for the summer in 1973 and it has been home ever since. He is a fine art photographer who’s home on and Island, love of buildings as well as the nighttime hours has led his work to evolve as an exploration of the solitude of the night and the rural habitat.He has received numerous awards for his work, including: Photolucida Critical Mass 2013 Top 50 and awards in the Neutral Density Photography Awards and the International Photo Awards . This year he participated in Rfotofolio’s “Depth of Field” show at the Center for Photographic Art.