ROSIE BARNES

Documentary Photographer
Lights Left On

As a child it was always impressed upon me and my siblings that we should never leave a light on in a room that wasn’t occupied. The reasons were simple and clear - it was a waste of money and resources. 
More recently I’ve been increasingly drawn to lights that remain switched on within our landscapes. By day, they jar and create a disruption and as they are lit by the natural light that surrounds them, they become a minimised object, not a useful tool. 
And whilst they bestow an unsettling beauty upon these landscapes, the Lights Left On also offer a more uneasy comment on our casual wastage of resources. 

This work is currently on display in an outdoor exhibition in Sweden, as part of the Landskrona Photo Festival and in conjunction with the Landskrona Lighthouse Festival.