Playful Nights: Purpose of work

     Lighting has a powerful transformative effect on how we connect with our surroundings. It not only sets the mood for how we perceive our immediate environment, but also plays a surprising role in triggering our visual recall. Such was the case, one autumn evening, when the lights came on at this deserted playground and I became overwhelmed by childhood memories of playing outside after dark with friends, the feeling of holding one’s breath, waiting for our mothers to call us home. Stricken by how a simple change in lighting could trigger such a visceral response, I became eager to capture the effect.