Text and Image Photography

New Images Photography

Compelling Shadows

shadowsIf you can catch shadows separated from the people who cast them, you’ll get a kind of freaky effect.

As I was walking out of an outdoor festival in LA late one afternoon, I watched the shadows cast on this white plastic sheet, which was hung on a fence. I waited for just the right shadows to come into view. I wanted people who positioned their arms outward from their body. I wanted people who were wearing hats.

I also like the advertisement for “Wet” in this photo. “Wet” is a sexual lubricant used mostly by men.

The “real” people add to the shot in that it almost looks as if the shadows are lined up watching them passing by.

Shadows play an important part in photography. They can play with your picture in ways you never have thought of, sometimes ending up as very compelling elements in a frame.

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