“On any given night…”

I first met the author in 1991 through an introduction by fellow night photographer Steve Harper. Lance Keimig had recently moved from the East Coast to San Francisco, essentially to study night photography with Harper; I was a former student of Steve’s, busy working on an exhibit of night photography—The Nocturnes—featuring the work of Bay Area photographers who were exploring the expanding genre. It was clear from this auspicious meeting that Lance had more than a passing interest in the transformative nature of night photography; thus began a working relationship that has now surpassed 20 years—and many cold nights spent photographing the abandoned, the forgotten, and the unobserved. In 1996 both ...

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