Sunday, January 8, 2012

shadow chasers


1/7/2012
notice the lack of snow...it was almost 60 degrees!
both photos were shot in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

I took a photo yesterday that was almost identical to one I took almost a year ago.  I didn't realize it at the time.  I take photos of shadows a lot.  It is actually one of the assignments I gave my students when I taught a photography class a few summers ago and I remember having been given the assignment in photo class myself many years ago.  Shadows are made from light and are things we see everyday, but there is something very intriguing about them as a photographer and artist.   Photographers have always paid very close attention to light and many noteworthy photographers have recorded remarkable shadows on film.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Kenneth Josephson

Lee Frielander 

Lee Frielander 

Andre Kertesz

Gilles Peress

Ralph Steiner

Henri Cartier-Bresson

For photo sources/links, please check out my pinterest gallery Shadows