About the Book
"Night Atlas is part of the Ways To Walk series of small softcover books documenting—through photography, prose and map graphics— short walks in search of nothing in particular other than some vague understanding of where I am at any particular moment.
Night Atlas is about getting lost in the late-night shadows of a city. Windows are dark save for the occasional blue flicker of fluorescent tubes as some lone worker toils through the evening. Bright neon glows against the black sky. Car tail lights stream down the street. The dim sidewalk is empty.
This is the tale of my night walks through four unique cities: Winnipeg, Chicago, Regina and Minneapolis. Walks filled with ambiguities as I randomly wander down streets and back lanes, chasing lit windows or bright signs. Journeys documented in blurry streams of colour. Silent progress mapped with precise satellite breadcrumbs, later to be stripped down to mysterious white strings on dark, dark backgrounds."
Features & Details
David Firman has participated in solo and group shows across Canada and in Europe. His work is represented in several collections including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (Ottawa) and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal). For further information, visit www.firmangallery.com