As a stranger in Washington, photographer Matt McClain found the nighttime lonely, until he became used to the city’s changing rhythms. Photographing only by available light, he captured familiar scenes to which we don’t give much consideration.
Jordan Campbell, right, listens to Johnny Graham performing with his band, the Groove, at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street NW. “Arriving in Washington more than a year ago, I felt an isolation and loneliness at night,” writes photographer Matt McClain. “Driving around the city, either on assignment for The Post or on my own time, I felt as if I were entering an Edward Hopper painting.” Matt McClain/For The Washington Post Buy Photo