Under the cover of darkness, Harvard’s campus is transformed. Shadows cast by lamplight and moonlight create a Hitchcockian atmosphere when rendered in black and white, like these photographs taken over the course of one week. Even scenes of building facades and empty chairs — innocuous and lifeless when pictured in color — glint with the intrigue of classic film noir. All that’s missing is a trench coat-clad detective rounding the corner, his wet footsteps fading into shadow.

 

1 6:18 p.m., Widener Library
2 6:33 p.m., Science Park Plaza benches
3 6:13 p.m., Memorial Church porch
4 6:09 p.m., Grays Hall
5 6:22 p.m., Lamont Library
6 6:10 p.m., Boylston Hall
7 6:29 p.m., light in the Yard
8 6:14 p.m., Widener Library
9 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hall
10 5:37 p.m., Widener Library
11 6:14 p.m., Memorial Church
12 6:21 p.m., Science Center Plaza
13 6:16 p.m., bench in the Yard
14 6:27 p.m., Memorial Hall
15 5:50 p.m., Harvard Yard
16 6:03 p.m., Johnston Gate
17 5:53 p.m., Widener Library