There is nothing like a failure to show how I make my nocturnal images.
That's me in shorts on the left. The zippo flame painting didn't work well in this exposure so I stopped painting halfway through. Exposure time is around a couple minutes. Usually my film exposure are around 15 minutes, half that on digital. Shot on a full moon night. Black and white negative printed in a chemical darkroom on color paper.
And I disappear in long exposures because the moonlight erases most of me. But you can still see, in this failed exposure, that I have nice legs.