Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.1 No.5

"But the darkness pulls in everything:
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them! -
powers and people -

and it is possible a great energy
is moving near me.

I have faith in nights."

-Rainier Maria Rilke (1875-1926)
translated from German by Robert Bly

Welcome to the 'Back to School' edition of "Night News" with your returning guest editor. There is still a lot of activity going on around 'Nocturnes Manor' - as you might expect. Shortly after the last newsletter ( went out, we received word that Tim's piece "Pier No. One, San Francisco" was awarded 1st Place in the 2-D category of "Bay Arts 99," the 20th Annual Juried exhibition of the Arts Council of San Mateo County. (If you're already on our snail-mailing list, you may have rec'd an announcement with the image on it - if not, email us back your mailing address if you'd like one sent to you, and to receive future announcements of shows, events, etc.) This year, the Juror was John Killacky, Executive Director of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. In addition to the 1st Place Award (Prize Money!) Tim was awarded a Solo Show at the Manor House Gallery in Belmont in the year 2000. A good start tor the upcoming year, don't you think?

In East Coast news, Lance is putting together a Full Moon Night Photography Workshop, to take place in the Fort Point Chanel area of Boston near the 'Big Dig' ( area, later this month. Tell your friends! Visit for more info. Hurry, the deadline for registration is approaching fast!

Of course, Lance and Tim are both looking forward to the Full 'Hunters' Moon Night Photography Workshop in October (, here in San Francisco. Last year's Workshop in October was blessed with fantastic weather - here's hoping for a repeat. The Worskhop occurs at the same time Tim is particpating in San Francisco Open Studios ( this year - October 2-31, City-wide. Lots of 'exposure' - should be FUN!

And now, The Nocturnes 'Son of Road Show' rundown:

In addition to the BayArts 99 Exhibition (September 2-24) at Manor House Gallery in Belmont,

Tim's new 'favorite' piece ("Pier No. One, San Francisco") was 'juried into' the exhibit "A Vision Honored" at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. Show was judged by Linda Connor and runs October 1-31, 1999.

Look for work by Tim and Lance in the Plymouth Guild's 32nd Annual Juried Art Show in Plymouth, MA (September 18-22).

Tim shows work at SOMArts Gallery (, as part of SF Open Studios in October. Also, work by both artists will be on view during October at RayKo South Photo Center, in conjunction with San Francisco Open Studios and the RayKo Workshop Series.

Did you happen to see the article about Todd Hido's series "House Hunting" in the August/September issue of METROPOLIS. Ominous nocturnal portraits of suburban residences and foreclosed homes. This has got to be dangerous work!

Please note Bill Schwab has just published his first book - "Bill Schwab: Photographs" - in an edition of 1000. If you haven't visited his site - - recently (it's one of our faves), please do so - and drop by the 'book-ordering' page, too! See the site, Buy the book, Live the life!

It's a world-wide web, indeed! The Nocturnes was just picked as this week's "Cool Site of the Week" on the Children of the Moon - - Web site. This is a site for "people, who, because of a very rare genetic disorder (Xeroderma Pigmentosum or XP for short, cannot go out into the daylight and must live the greater part of their life at night." As they state on the Web site: "Carpe Noctem."

Just FYI - we can all be reached via email thru the Web site. All other contact info is at For quick reference, here are the pertinent email addresses:

Tim Baskerville

Susan Nichols

Lance Keimig

As always, this and past issues of "Night News" are accessible at

In closing, I'd like to recall what a wise person once said: "and ... lets just be careful out there."

Susan Nichols
"It's been ages since you last visited . . . "