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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Artist
Steven Beckly, Canadian, born 1981
Title
Night Talk
Date
2009
Medium
Chromogenic print
Dimensions
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
2011.656
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

The artist, Toronto; purchased by MFAH, 2011.