Lance Keimig Desert Nights

Desert Nights
Lance Keimig
March 28, 2013–May 6, 2013

Opening reception April 25, 2013 6 – 8 PM

Also Night Photography Workshop with Lance Keimig April 26, 27 and 28 2013

© Lance Keimig Photographics

© Lance Keimig Photography


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Lance Keimig, who is known for his night photography, says he is “most at ease after the sun has set, free to explore the solitary wonder of this hidden world.”

A series of his images, Desert Nights, is featured at the Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St., Belmont, MA, March 28 through May 6. A reception and informal talk with the artist is April 25, 6-8 p.m.

"Most people experience the desert as a barren and empty wasteland from the comfort of their air-conditioned cars," Keimig says. "Cruising along at 75, it’s easy to miss the subtlety and beauty of the quiet landscapes between the national parks of the American West.
"I’m drawn to the desert by the fierceness of the landscape, and the unique culture of the people who live there."

He adds that in the desert “the evidence of humanity’s tenuous existence there is slowly absorbed back into the Earth, and I’ve long been compelled to photograph it while it lasts. The night provides cover for my photographic explorations, cover from the blistering heat and the hard light of the midday sun."

Keimig, a Massachusetts-based photographer, is best know for nocturnal images which are often made at the juncture of built and natural environments.

His book, Night Photography – Finding Your Way in the Dark, was published by Focal Press in August 2010 and has been translated into six languages.

Keimig is curator of Darkness, Darkness, a traveling exhibit of night photography that opened in 2008 at Harvard University’s Three Columns Gallery, where he was curator from 2005 to 2010.

He has taught at the New England School of Photography in Boston since 2000, and has also taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, The Houston Center for Photography. He leads independent workshops and is a frequent speaker and workshop instructor for photographic events around the country.

His photographs are held in numerous collections including The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA, The Boston Athenaeum, The Boston Public Library, The Grace Museum in Abilene, TX, State Street Bank, Fidelity Investments, Paramount Partners, Hitachi, Rayovac, and 3 Com.