“I’m spending a lot of time looking at things in low light or at night,” Tim Hyde explained in a recent interview. “Darkness has a way of altering the shape, heft, color, and even meaning of the things we think we know. In both literature and our collective memory, nighttime is charged with meaning: sometimes the provenance of evil and ignorance, sometimes the setting for disguise, concealment, identity switching, and nearly always the locus of confusion.” Tim Hyde is a Washington DC photographer who recently mounted his first solo show with his nighttime photographs. Hyde is part of a cooperative gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Washington, and is represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach.