Passengers - HAZE
by Isa Brito
Silver gelatin print
Isa Brito’s photographs from her exhibition Passengers are telling stories of New York’s street life in the 1980s and 90s. Brito’s love affair with the camera helped her obtain a provocative and poetic body of black and white photographic work. Her keen imagery document moments in time, many which would not be seen without her gritty photography of New York’s underground that consists of drag queens, club kids, and performers. Brito’s photographs take viewers into a world of bizarre, enthralling nightlife affairs that go beyond imagination.
A photograph that combines grace, energy and playful naughtiness, taken in the nightclub, The Tunnel, on a night where there was a magical haze in the air in 1989.
Brito's personal story:
The Tunnel was never my favorite club to photograph. In my experiences there, the crowd tended to be more college frat types. At the time I preferred to photograph at the gay clubs. This night was completely different than my past experiences at The Tunnel. This night, there was a magical haze in the air. Everywhere I turned my camera, there were these beautiful, fleeting images, which were very graceful, sometimes energetic, or just infused with playful naughtiness. I think this particular image has these three particular elements.
Please note that Silver Gelatin Prints can take up to 3 weeks to produce.