1) March 16th – 5:35 p.m – Stairwell of my dorm building: I had my second lighting moment when I went to go get my laundry on Wednesday evening.
2) When walking down the stairwell to retrieve my laundry I noticed the overhead lights that lit the stairway. The are fluorescent lights and illuminate a lot of light for the size they are. The light looked old and dingy kind of reflecting the stairwell itself.
3) As I was walking down to the laundry room on Wednesday I noticed the lighting that we have in our stairwell in Suffolk hall. Hanging fluorescent lights that are placed over the door as well as to the right side of the door when you open it illuminate the entire stairwell from the bottom floor to the 6th. I was surprised that these were the only lights and that there was nothing overhead. The feel of these lights made me think of a grimy, dingy hotel room in a movie or a bad vacation experience. The stairwell itself added to this feel because of the chipped paint and the rusty railing as well as the cement cell-block feeling you get when you walk down the stairs. This light was perfect in keeping up with the decor or the area. The light felt cold but strong. I also was imagining a scene from a court/detective tv show where they interrogate the suspects under a light that makes them look pale and empty. This would be well incorporated in a scene that called for that mood.