After Dark

As the sun sets, a whole new world of photographic opportunities presents itself.  Buildings, streets and time lapse take on a different light at night. But don't stop there - ever hear of "Night life"? Carnivals?  Animals? People? Theater? There is a voyeuristic feel to night images, the viewer senses that they are observing life from the shadows.  Urban lights create high drama -  colors intensify and shadows loom. In the country, things become scary and still.  Is there just a hint of the sunset left?  Time lapse can create fantastic swirls of lights creating abstract compositions.  Show us what your camera sees "After Dark".


Juror Tom Paiva is a professional, freelance photographer based in California where he has had his business for over 15 years. He specializes in large format photography of industrial and maritime settings, as well as architecture and interiors.  Tom has over 70 cover images for various Trade Magazines to his credit.

His long term passion is night photography and he loves to create images of urban settings and moonlit landscapes on film. He was a co-founder of The Nocturnes, a group of night photographers who had a landmark exhibit in San Francisco in 1991.  His book, Industrial Night, contains 46 color images of industrial settings at night.


The Vermont Photo Space Gallery gives photographers the opportunity to have their work evaluated by a qualified juror for display in our Vermont gallery with very little expense or hassle. We provide free archival quality matting and framing of accepted entries for each of our exhibitions, subject to standard sizes. Photographers retain the rights to their work and set their own prices for sale in the gallery.