Photographs of Waves at Night by RALF TOOTEN
The ocean can be a beast in the day time, but at night it becomes a near-mythical creature we can only guess at. It’s always been with us but it’s never been seen as in the new image series of German photographer Ralf Tooten who has been out on the beaches of Japan, Bali, Thailand, Malaysia and the Maldives in an on-going project to capture moments that have never been shot before.
Ever since his Bangkok Noir project (2007-2009), published as a bestselling book, Ralf Tooten has been interested in very low light photography. Bangkok Noir presented the Thai capital as a palette of colours and shadows, of the sharp angles of the city’s concrete canyons and skyscrapers and the soft contours and glowing tropical darkness of its demimonde.