" Hello darkness,
my old friend . . .
I've come to talk
to you again."
The Sound of Silence
by Simon and Garfunkel
"i call on the resting soul
King of night vision,
king of insight."
by Indigo Girls
|About the Nocturnes
The Nocturnes is an organization dedicated to night photography.
Founded by Tim Baskerville in 1991 in San Francisco, it has grown
to become the premier source of information and education pertaining
to night photography, as well as an international community for
night photographers. "Our mission," states Baskerville,
"is to promote night photography, so that people come to think
of it beyond the visual cliches of neon lights, Christmas tree lights
Tim Baskerville, with Susan Nichols and
in the Marin Headlands of Northern California
Tim Baskerville, B.F.A., received his degree in photography and liberal
arts from the University of San Francisco. He has been photographing
at night for more than 25 years, and currently teaches night photography
at U.C. Berkeley Extension in San Francisco and Berkeley, U.C. Santa
Cruz. and the College of Marin. He has taught at the Photographic
Resource Center at Boston University, Boston; RayKo Photo Center,
San Francisco; and the Cape Cod Photographic Workshops on Cape Cod.
He has written articles about Night Photography for Camera and
Darkroom, the Friends of Photography with Nazraeli Press,
and Photo Metro magazine. He originally curated The Nocturnes,
a Night Photography exhibit, in 1991, and founded the subsequent critically
acclaimed Web site - www.thenocturnes.com - in 1996. In addition to
workshops and classes in California, he conducts a photographic workshop
to the West of Ireland, once a year. His work has received many awards,
and has appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions in this
country. In addition to his Nocturnal handiwork, seen here
in the Gallery
of The Nocturnes Web site, more of his work can be viewed at Project1006-dot-com.