Creating the Photograph: Heidger Marx’s, “Machinery and Stars”

Night photography of old machinery at Bodie Ghost Town (stacked)

Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is a new series that we’re starting where we interview photographers all about the photo that they shot and talk to them about how it was achieved. The results are some knowledge passed onto you. Want to be featured? Email chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

I had the pleasure of meeting Heidger Marx on a photowalk with my former B&H Photo employees at night, and after seeing his work, I was amazed that a man so humble and soft-spoken has captured and created long exposure photos at some of the awesomest locations I’ve seen for something like this.Heidger is based in NYC and his passion is long exposures and night photography, but has also shot portraits. He currently leads workshops as well for people interested in learning more about the art. While going through his portfolio, we asked him about the photo above.

Here’s his story. And if you’re interested check out more in our Creating the Photograph series.

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