20 Creative Photographs That Will Make You Fall In Love With ‘Shadows’

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.―Junichiro Tanizaki

Shadows are a surreal way to present the subject, the body from a perspective. And capturing those perspectives creates splendid photographs.

Look at our curated photographs from amateur and professional shutterbugs who played with shadows simply, subtly and splendidly.

#1. The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow.― Jay Kristoff

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Kristinsundberg

 

#2. The beauty of shadow comes from the beauty of light!― Mehmet Murat ildan

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Heather Mason

 

#3. Don’t depend on anyone too much. Even your shadow leaves when it’s dark.

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David Basanta

 

#4. What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul.― Oscar Wilde

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Emilio Jimenez

#5. The most reliable friend you have is your shadow.― Matshona Dhliwayo

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Solve Sundsbo

 

#6. Sometimes you grow to love the shadow that follows.― Donna Lynn Hope

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Wendy Hope

 

#7. I love to chase my shadow to feel how it rests in the dark.― Munia Khan

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George Mayer

 

#8. To contemplate is to look at shadows. ―Victor Hugo

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#9. Some there be that shadow kiss; Such have but a shadow’s bliss.― William Shakespeare

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Emilio Jimenez

 

#10. How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole ― C.G. Jung

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Francis Giacobetti

 

#11. You can disguise any set with lights and shadows. ― Allan Dwan

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Cristiana Pantea

 

#12. Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem. ― Conrad Hall

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Neil Snape

#13. Sometimes you grow to love the shadow that follows.― Donna Lynn Hope

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Charles Nevols

 

#14. Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.―Walt Whitman

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Ferdinando Scianna

 

#15. Man is a substance clad in shadows.― John Sterling

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Jannic Borlum

 

#16. It’s important to know that if you are dealing with shadows.―  Conrad Hall

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Arseniy Semyonov

 

#17. ‘Shadows’ wasn’t so difficult to get made. ―Seymour Cassel

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Lucien Clergue

 

#18. Light is the shadow of god ― Plato

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#19. I love to chase my shadow to feel how it rests in the dark.― Munia Khan

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Greg Lotus

 

#20. There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. ―Charles Dickens

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Victor Pictor

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