I began photographing at night a few years ago without any real intentions. It was simply the only time I had available most days to take my camera for long walks.
On my wandering night walks I often think about the absence of people in my viewfinder, which is a change for me and my earlier, more peopled photography; empty office buildings, parking lots, construction sites, strip malls. All these vacant places full of human energy during business hours, hours I spend at a desk and isolated, drew me in. I now go where the people aren’t. Where melancholy and mystery work hand-in-hand. Where I can immerse myself in a dark tableaux, shaped by the utilitarian lights of the city.
Chad Schneider is a photographer, filmmaker, and day-job-haver currently based in Minneapolis, MN. His photography has been exhibited in several galleries across the U.S. and has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Riverfront Times and Shots Magazine among others. His short films have screened at film festivals around the world and he’s wri\en some screenplays that people have liked.