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
#2. The beauty of shadow comes from the beauty of light!― Mehmet Murat ildan
#3. Don’t depend on anyone too much. Even your shadow leaves when it’s dark.
#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
#5. The most reliable friend you have is your shadow.― Matshona Dhliwayo
#6. Sometimes you grow to love the shadow that follows.― Donna Lynn Hope
#7. I love to chase my shadow to feel how it rests in the dark.― Munia Khan
#8. To contemplate is to look at shadows. ―Victor Hugo
#9. Some there be that shadow kiss; Such have but a shadow’s bliss.― William Shakespeare
#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
#11. You can disguise any set with lights and shadows. ― Allan Dwan
#12. Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem. ― Conrad Hall
#13. Sometimes you grow to love the shadow that follows.― Donna Lynn Hope
#14. Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.―Walt Whitman
#15. Man is a substance clad in shadows.― John Sterling
#16. It’s important to know that if you are dealing with shadows.― Conrad Hall
#17. ‘Shadows’ wasn’t so difficult to get made. ―Seymour Cassel
#18. Light is the shadow of god ― Plato
#19. I love to chase my shadow to feel how it rests in the dark.― Munia Khan