Lorena Cruz

BFA candidate Sonoma State University
I am interested in the urban landscape, looking for the small details created by the unnatural colors of neon lights. The photographs close in on a location offering little information about the landscape, shifting the focus to the sensation of light. I find that artificial light implies a human presence and that the colors in the space can evoke different emotions. My process involves driving around at night looking for a location, and documenting the found light. I don’t enhance the color in the images and present the true colors I find. The light has a curious way of interacting with the urban structures and spaces, and these are the static moments I want to capture.