Based in Chicago, Moment 50 photographer Daniel Delgado is best known for his beautifully lit, black & white, urban portraits. These photos, which he calls Spotlights, utilize the harsh light seeping between tall buildings to highlight his subjects. In doing this, Daniel creates a theatrical, almost calm, scene of the city.
We were immediately drawn to his work, not only for its quality, but also because we love B&W photography. After all, it was the beginning of photography, 200 years ago. And still today, the black and white aesthetic creates a timeless escape from the modern age – into a space that’s neither past nor present. It’s a layer that is exists on its own.
That is what Daniel's work channels, and we wanted to know how he does it. His response was surprisingly unique: