A selection of Carolyn Marriner’s night photographs are on exhibit at the Good Tern Cafe Gallery through Oct. 13. The Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, 750 Main St., is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Marriner’s images present places where the heart pounds faster inside the chest, the pace quickens as one walks and the ears perk up to listen to footsteps behind. These places are uncomfortable; Marriner describes her images as “beautifully creepy.”

Their beauty creates a false sense of security, however. By using paths and lines, the viewer’s movement is led through the images, seeking protection. In these images, Marriner attempts to capture a strange dichotomy of beauty and fear.

Marriner received her bachelor of arts in photography from the Art Institute of Boston, after earning her associate’s degree from Rockport College. Although her current work is color photography, she likes to experiment in other media. She currently resides in Hope and is interested to see how being back in the Midcoast area will influence her future work.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.