Influenced by Weegee's gritty street photography, Brassai's Paris images and the work of Walker Evans, these black and white portraits are a collection of late night flashes that capture the energy of downtown Savannah, GA after dark. For the past six years I have been using a Polaroid ProPack camera to document the people that frequent the single strip of bars in this swampy city, where it’s legal to leave with your drink and go out into the streets. Though the bars and clubs are where people go at night, the streets and sidewalks are where people really meet. These images are a glimpse of the characters and the drama that ensues, a show of fashion, lust and loneliness that comes to a close each night only when the lights come on.
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