Last Updated on 02/01/2018 by Mark Beckenbach
The night has many faces and photographers have always sought to capture them. We’ve seen many takes on this endeavor with different approaches and locations, and photographers end up with outstanding results. Our most recent favorite is the ongoing series or moody urbanscapes by German photographer Andreas Levers.
Simply and aptly titled At Night, the series is an exploration of his hometown of Potsdam, Germany under the cover of darkness, lit by city lights of all kinds, colors, and intensities. Fog envelopes the structures that comprise the urban landscapes he captures, creating a moody vibe in each shot. Eerie in some parts yet totally cinematic, At Night is among the countless odes to the unique visual character that takes over cities after dark.
Andreas joins our roster of photographers who seem to have mastered the art of atmospheric street photography. Like Michael Streckbein and Jonathan May, he depicts the misty imagery of foggy nights with ease. In some photos, the city lights add a splash of color throughout the frame, similar to what we see with Mark Broyer’s After Hours.
Still, there are certain elements that make At Night eye-catching in its own right. If Michael Streckbein’s Urban Nightland glows with fiery oranges and reds, Andreas’ masterpiece gleams with a calming blue-gray palette. At Night also appears to be covering Potsdam on a wider scale, as we’re starting to see a change of scenery, with more buildings and architectural elements, beginning with the most recent installment. The fifth installment also saw him roaming some corners of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, making his snaps an eerie preview of the soon-to-be third busiest airport in Germany.