Matt Carissimi

Growing up in the safely bubble of suburbia, my friends and I were bored. To entertain ourselves, we spent most of our teenage summer nights wandering through under-construction neighborhoods, deserted parks, and barren Lake Erie beaches. We rarely came across anyone on these walks. Those nomadic nights got me noticing the strangeness of the suburban environments that white middle class America has constructed for itself. I find it utterly beautiful and eerie. As an adult, I still find myself taking these suburban night walks, camera in tow. In this body of work, I used long exposures to capture the bizarre colors and weird desolation of spaces that are so sunny and full of life during the day. Most of the images in this series were taken near Avon Lake, Ohio, and Traverse City, Michigan.