Updated on September 30th, 2016
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