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For Night Talk, Steven Beckly constructed and photographed the quiet, intimate moments of new love. Highlighting the subtle and often unnoticed lingering touches and unspoken glances that hold heighted significance in early romance, Beckly photographed himself and his partner in private, domestic settings. Using single-source lighting in an otherwise dark room, Night Talk brings to life a late-night conversation fueled by coffee, cigarettes, and the excitement of new love. In this image, Beckly obscures his and his partner’s faces, underscoring the personal nature of shared intimacies.
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Steven Beckly, Canadian, born 1981
- Chromogenic print
- Image: 16 × 24 in. (40.6 × 61 cm) Sheet: 16 × 24 in. (40.6 × 61 cm)
- Credit Line
Museum purchase funded by Joan Morgenstern
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
The artist, Toronto; purchased by MFAH, 2011.