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From the Outside: Todd Hido

I love the warm glow of window light at night.  In fact, when I lived alone, I used to put my lights on timers so that I came home at night to a welcoming glowing light.  In his Homes at Night series, photographer Todd Hido focuses his lens on the glow of evening abodes.

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Todd Hido

There is a strange phenomenon that happens in the dark of night.  Some things become softer, more welcoming in the night, while others take on a more oppressive, sinister air.  Hido’s work strikes me as having elements of both, making me wonder what is going on beyond those lit windows.  Warmth and laughter?  Loneliness and despair?  I love the ambiguity of these photographs.  Each one seems to be the beginning of a story.

More work by Todd Hido can be seen on his website.

All images via the artist’s website.

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