When photographer Daniel Soares moved to New York, his sleep habits took a critical hit.With shimmering fairytales outside his door, there was no way this film-maker could permit himself to submit early.
Neon Nights is some nightscapes shot in the perspective of an outsider. As a man who was raised in Germany, Soares was completely new to everyday existence in New York, meaning every visible structure is captured through eyes that are fresh.
The collection is a scrapbook of speculations and night-time rambles about the lives of a stranger. It is a commentary on loneliness and town life.
Perhaps more precisely, it is a collection of tallies, each picture a mark representing another nights sleep that is lost.
Those smoky neon scenes are just as impressive as they’re addictive.