Nocturne: Nocturnal Photographs of Chicago

Nocturne is a series of photographs focusing on the perceptual change of public spaces in Chicago at night.

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As the sun sets, the parks and public lands that sit alongside Lake Michigan, empty of their visitors. While Schatz generally photographs the lake landscapes for the Lake Series in the morning, he has found the public spaces adjacent, filled with people, pets and life during the day, to be particularly striking as subjects when approached at night. The Nocturne series is a limited edition set of photographs of the Chicago Parks taken in the last several years of Schatz’s time spent along the lake here in Chicago.

Lincoln started to take photographs at night when traveling by bike. Biking in Chicago at night gives you access to places that you might not use when moving through the city by car. Each of the scenes in the Nocturne series, like the photograph Nocturne 2 show here, take the emptiness of public spaces as their subject. Each photograph almost appears to be a stage set, a performance about to begin. There is a stillness to these nights. While the city might be swirling, active with life late into the night, the public spaces along the lake become still as time passes.

Information on edition size, pricing and framing can be found here.