The Quiet after the Storm

I was in Philadelphia for a show, when at 3am, unable to sleep, I finally gave up and went out for a walk. At 4am I found myself walking along the Schuylkill River Trail enjoying the peace and the many things to see - the many quaint corners, sculptures and gardens. By this point I was in full Photo-scouting mode!

I came upon a bench next to the the Reading Railroad Bridge, with a nice view and had a seat to take a break. The more I looked, the more I liked what I saw. I got up and stepped back and bingo! I knew I had found something good.  

Built in 1856 the bridge has so much character. With the old stone arches and the ivy growing on it, it looks like something they brought over from Europe. But Philly is a very, very old city, founded in 1682 by William Penn, an English Quaker, so we've got our own old Europe right here. 

Maybe not coincidentally, in 1854, with the rise in population of the surrounding districts, the Act of Consolidation was enacted, which extended the city limits from the 2 square miles to roughly 134 square miles

 

"In none of his photos does Nuez exploit the obvious" 

Montreal Gazette

"Seductive ... Nuez's photos do not leave one indifferent"

Ciel Variable - Contemporary Photography magazine

 

Light Paintings series

 

I sometimes fantasize that with the snap of a finger, I can escape reality ... in a moment, be transported to a dream world free of life's demands, a child's playground where magic exists and all is right with the world.My Light Paintings are that portal. Through them I can transcend reality and escape into these beautiful, vibrant yet peaceful realms.

 

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Although there is some digital manipulation in this series, the unusual lighting and surreal quality in the Light Painting series is achieved by using colored lights during long exposures. They are not digital effects.

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