Gold 2016 Portfolio / Personal

A Moment in Time Between Night and Day

  • Prize
    Gold in Portfolio/Fine Art, Gold in Portfolio/Personal, 2nd Place winner in Portfolio
  • Photographer
    Bob Avakian

I photograph the landscape during the twilight hours and at night using long exposures to capture my surroundings and create an image different from what the eye perceives. By directing my attention to convey the quiet and solitude of the night, I believe that I am able to experience the moment with a different vision. I believe that these resulting images are from a moment suspended between night and day. I venture out in search of scenes that contain unusual light or other mysterious quality. Since the night sets the stage, I never know where I will wind up.

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.