Nighthawk – A Tribute to Edward Hopper

I’ve always loved Edward Hopper’s paintings, the way he evokes urban loneliness and melancholy, graphic simplicity and his use of impersonal public spaces to enhance the sense of solitude. So when I came upon this desolate street corner at quarter to five in the morning, with the old cafe and the big impersonal buildings, I thought straight away of Hopper’s iconic 1942 painting Nighthawks. And so I set up my tripod and camera on the opposite corner and created this tribute image. And since there is only the one figure here, instead of the four figures in Hopper’s painting, I went for the singular: Nighthawk