Neon Nights is a photographic love affair with New York and it’s nocturnal lights. By day New York can be an overwhelming, dirty, and loud city, but at night it morphs into this fairy tale of neon lights where time seems to stand still. People’s stories become part of the photo, and artist Daniel Soares asks himself, “What are they going for in the store? What are they buying, what’s their life like? Why are they grabbing cigarettes at midnight?” It's as much about shiny lights as it is about the fragile human condition.
Soares shares reflections on his work in an interview with ICP Projected curator Wesley Verhoeve.
During the day, Neon Nights can be viewed on monitors inside the ICP Museum and during evening hours, images are literally “projected” onto the windows of the ICP Museum; they can be viewed from the sidewalk outside the museum and are most visible after sunset.
About the Artist
Daniel Soares is a photographer and filmmaker. He is obsessed with people and their quirks, passions, and dreams. The weirder the better. He grew up between Germany and Portugal and has been living in the United States since 2013. His work has been featured in The Guardian, Mashable, National Geographic, and the New York Times.