In 1930's Paris a young Brassai roamed the streets into the wee hours of the morning trying to capture images that encapsulated the inherent mystery, peace, beauty, and foreboding that define the night. The sense of intrigue of nightscapes correlates to the fact that everything is different at night, and this is even more so true through the lens of a camera. There is a notable disparity between the world a camera captures in daylight versus in its stark absence.
For myself, nighttime has been a massive part of my photographic interest over the years. Interestingly, no matter how much it is always a similar routine of exploring the streets throughout the night, I always seem to find something different and unique. Hazy darkness, neon lights, and even lanterns all serve to paint subjects in new and interesting ways. I always have felt that photography is similar to painting with light. With that in mind, one might go so far as to say that when compared to the palette of paints provided in daylight, night photography allows the photographer to paint with an entirely new and unique pallete of light.