Borrowed Light

Borrowed Light

A Portfolio of 19 Digital Photographs

Borrowed Light is a series of abstract photographic compositions that can also be read, in varying degrees, as representational images. They were created entirely in-camera, without staging, cropping or retouching. Some make use of movement; others are a hundred per cent documentary. All are presented as taken, in colour, on a hand-held, entry-level, digital camera with a standard 18-55mm lens.

The patterns and effects featured in the compositions were all ‘found’ in-situ over the course of 2015. They were generated by light ‘borrowed’ from street lamps, adjacent rooms and electrical appliances, as well as by natural daylight. No additional lighting was used.

The compositions are generally reproduced as high-quality, framed, digital pigment prints on a heavy, uncoated art paper, at sizes up to one metre in length. This gives them a strong physical presence, that plays an important part in the way they’re seen as finished objects.

Borrowed Light

Borrowed Light 1

Street lights in a gap between two curtains
3 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Borrowed Light 2

Fire surround
6 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Shadows around stereo speakers
6 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Lights of distant flats
(through Venetian blinds and a frosted glass window)
6 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Lights of distant flats
(through Venetian blinds and a frosted glass window)
6 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Lights of distant flats
(through Venetian blinds and a frosted glass window)
6 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Lights of distant flats
(through Venetian blinds and a frosted glass window)
6 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Lights of distant flats
(through Venetian blinds and a frosted glass window)
6 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 4,000px X 6,016px
© Adam Piggot

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Borrowed Light 9

Ceiling, cornice and wall
(through a transom window)
7 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 4,000px X 6,016px
© Adam Piggot

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Light through a hinge
7 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Corner of a door
9 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 4,000px X 6,016px
© Adam Piggot

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Gap between two storm doors
13 February 2015
Digital Photograph, 4,000px X 6,016px
© Adam Piggot

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Distant building in a gap between two curtains
7 March 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Daylight in a gap between two curtains
25 March 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Borrowed Light 15

Lights of distant flats behind cords from Venetian blinds
25 March 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Borrowed Light 16

Daylight around a door
23 June 2015
Digital Photograph, 4,000px X 6,016px
© Adam Piggot

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Shadows and lights behind a stereo amplifier
9 October 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Light through a hinge
12 November 2015
Digital Photograph, 6,016px x 4,000px
© Adam Piggot

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Borrowed Light 19

Curtains (reflected in the glass of a framed print)
22 December 2015
Digital Photograph, 4,000px X 6,016px
© Adam Piggot