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.
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.
All images via the artist’s website.