The invention of electrical light has made our nights accessible and safer, but also brighter than ever before. With Europe in the midst of an energy crisis, rethinking how we perceive and resource the urban night is needed. Exposure Value ZER0̷ is a photographic exploration to unravel the brightness of human generated night lighting regarding its wasteful extravagance and identifies where lighting can be improved.
The photos were made by a technical camera and deliberately shot with slow shutter speed in order to capture a sense of stillness in a dreamlike and otherworldly manner. By using a fixed exposure value, the photographs reveal what would otherwise be imperceptible to the human eye.