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Photography - Walter Kennedy: Night Sublime

by Walter Kennedy, Apr 2, 2016


 

 

 







left: Kennedy, Pier 70 Series / self portrait, 2000 [detail]

These photos were published in w&c #9 in 2004 as a small portfolio. For years afterwards, they were forgotten. It was almost sixteen years before I rediscovered them and posted to the website. All that was written in w&c #9 was: “These photographs are from Kennedy’s night photography work. The exposures are from 30 seconds to 3 hours. Kennedy lives in San Francisco and has been involved in photography for over thirty years. At the time, Kennedy was teaching black and white photography at American River College near Sacramento, California.
     In a recent note, Kennedy wrote, “Yes, I'm still taking photos – although it’s slow going at times. Today I happen to be at my computer working on a lot of photos I did in India last year. Around every corner there seemed to be a Cartier Bresson taking place! I’m also working on some more conceptual studio things - hard to describe - shots of frames with creased and folded paper inside - a kind of trompe d'oeil effect if they work out right."
     These images of mystery and beauty seem timeless in their power to touch one. —R. Whittaker
   

In order:  
Pier 70 Series / self portrait, 2000,  
Moonset through Fog, Stinson Beach, 2001, 
Moonset, Stinson Beach, 1999, 
Pier 70 Series / Ecstasy, 1999

  
  


 



 

  

 










            
 

About the Author

Walter Kennedy is a photographer living in San Francisco. For more information visit his website.  

 

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