Pete has always been a night person. He likes nothing better than to be alone in the middle of nowhere, on a country road for hours on end. On again, off again, he has been making photographs at night for almost 30 years. Throughout those years, he has sporadically taken pictures of fireflies, finding satisfaction in the challenge. Only in the past few years has technology provided new tools that enable an enhanced ability to see in the dark, minus many of the limitations of film. While he is willing to travel a couple miles for fireflies, most of his night work is done within walking distance of his home in a small village in Upstate New York.
While many photographers chase the light, Mauney’s made darkness his muse. A self-described “night person”, he relishes solitude, meandering drives on rural roads, losing his sense of time. He’s been courting the night from behind a camera going on thirty years, and the wealth of supernaturally spectacular images resulting is a testament to the greatness of this love affair. Being based in the Hudson Valley gives him an upper hand here: there’s no shortage of quiet back country in which to find the phosphorescent phenomena he captures in photos like My backyard, Tivoli, NY 7/10/14. To trap the transient glow in magnificent multitudes, Mauney seeks out concentrated firefly clusters and uses a long-exposure technique he’s mastered over many years. He considers himself lucky to be able to convey some of the chaotic, sublime spirit of the moment in photographic form, but we’d argue the rest of us are the lucky ones ... Read more on the blog!
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Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta
8"x10" | edition of 10
11"x14" | edition of 250
16"x20" | edition of 50
24"x30" | edition of 10
30"x40" | edition of 5