Face Of The Day

Dec 14 2011 @ 8:30pm

SeymourTemplarSocialLights2

For his series "Social Lights: A Certain Night Life," Seymour Templar photographed the ethereal light a smartphone casts on faces. Templar spoke to Claire Ha of My Modern Met:

It came about by itself: once I noticed I had a few images in the same vein, it was easy to draw the correlation. The meaning emerged as a "eureka" moment, when everyone sees what has been there all along but only notices when it is put in evidence. I have to refrain from shooting "just" another image of someone starring at their SmartPhone, I try to select a moment when something happens, when the scene is touching me for some reason.