Saturday, August 26, 2006

Welcome to The Nocturnes Night Photography Blog

The Nocturnes is an organization dedicated to night photography. Founded by Tim Baskerville in 1991 in San Francisco, it has grown to become the premier source of information and education pertaining to night photography, as well as an international community for night photographers. "Our mission," states Baskerville, "is to promote night photography, so that people come to think of it beyond the visual cliches of neon lights, Christmas tree lights and fireworks." The purpose of this Blog is to manage the many newsworthy items regarding (or not . . . ) Night Photography (NPy) which we uncover or happen onto, to introduce news items (and people!) of note that might not readily "fit" into the day-to-day information workflow of The Nocturnes Web site, and to broaden our scope to matters of community, politics, the environment, spirituality, and art in general - always, with a "nod" to NPy and the obvious musical references/preferences - it IS The Nocturnes, after all.

Q. Now, whose turn is it?
A. It's The Noc-turnes!

See you all, real soon!

Susan Nichols, Tegwen, and Tim Baskerville

(Tim Baskerville received his B.F.A. in photography and liberal arts from the University of San Francisco. He has been photographing at night for more than 25 years, and currently teaches night photography at U.C. Berkeley Extension in San Francisco and Berkeley, U.C. Santa Cruz. and the College of Marin. He has taught at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston; RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco.