March 2019: Union Station Night Session - Wilderness Exclusives

I've been relaxing and catching up on some things at home this week, but I’ve been itching to get out and do some night shooting! So, on Thursday night my friend Chip and I bought some tickets for the light rail here in Denver and rode it downtown to check out Union Station and the surrounding areas.

After arriving at the Station I set up and started photographing the people on the platform and the light rail and freight trains as they passed through this regional transportation hub. I’d had this idea lately, as I’ve been experimenting with various types of image compositing, and I think this image forces the viewer to take a step back and reconsider what they’re looking at.

“Ghost Train”, which I consider an abstract image, created by real subjects, to me is a statement about the various journeys that we embark on, and sometimes it’s best to proceed with caution, but at others it’s best to just take a leap of faith and see what happens!

Ghost Train

We ended up wandering around the area until the wee hours of the morning, shooting the kind of rough-around-the-edges train yards juxtaposed adjacent to some of Denver’s most elite addresses. This makes for a unique mash-up of urban cultures in this section of the Mile High City.

Urban Influence

Live Wire

Chip contemplates life, and the complexities of being his own man. And, hits his Juul. 

Chipman

Anyway, it’s important to go out and explore, as a human being and as a photographer. I love spending days at home as much as anybody, but going out and exploring can only lead to new experiences and perspectives.

I’ll add a few of these photos to my galleries, feel free to browse them and even pick up a print if you like. Feel free to comment below, and thanks for reading!

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