I stopped in at my favourite Brisbane bookshop, Folio Books the other day looking for a gift for a friend. I always visit Folio first when I decide to buy a book as a gift and I always walk out of Folio with an armful of books for myself, and none for the intended gift recipient. I have very little self control when it comes to books. One of the books I bought is called Masters of Photography – classic photographic artists of our time (it was at least on special…) and flicking through it I noticed many wonderful shadow shots. So being obsessed with shadow photos and books, I thought I'd share a few of my favourite shadowy images from some of the photographers featured in this publication. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
Afghanistan (1996) by James Nachtwey
Wall Street, New York City (1915) by Paul Strand
The Fork (1928) by Andre Kertesz
Horst Torso with Pole (1930) by George Hoyningen-Huene
Under the El at Battery, New York (1936) by Berenice Abbott
Eiffel Tower 100th Anniversary (1989) by Elliott Erwitt
The last photo is more about the silhouettes than the shadows but I included it simply because I adore it!
Oh and I finally found that gift from my second favourite bookstore. Just in case you were wondering...
"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time."