La Nuit Americaine, 2011

The photographs in the series ‘La Nuit Americaine’ (2010-2011) are the outcome of a research on the visual effect produced by the ‘day for night’ technique.
This technique was used in American cinema, specifically in the genre of westerns, as a solution to the problem of night filming. The core question was whether photographing the Greek landscape using this technique could evoke the aura of the landscapes in western movies.
This was the motive and to a certain extent I was initially guided to the exploration of landscapes that potentially could be perceived as typical to western movies.
The title of the series is borrowed from the Franois Truffaut movie, La Nuit Amricaine
(1973) that broadly discusses the artifice of movie making.

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