This photo slideshow contains photos I’ve taken over a half a decade. Through it, I wanted to explore the role shadows play in our lives, both in the physical and the emotional aspects of being.

The collection includes the obvious; photos of shadows, but also photos of pairings, both of people and animals. The idea is to demonstrate the varying definition of shadows.

shadow |ˈSHadō|


1 a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface: trees cast long shadows.

  • partial or complete darkness, especially as produced in this way: the north side of the cathedral was deep in shadow | (shadows) : a stranger slowly approached from the shadows.

2 used in reference to proximity, ominous oppressiveness, or sadness and gloom: the shadow of war fell across Europe | only one shadow lay over Sally’s life.

  • used in reference to something insubstantial or fleeting: a freedom that was more shadow than substance.
  • used in reference to a position of relative inferiority or obscurity: he lived in the shadow of his father.
  • [ with negative ] the slightest trace of something: she knew without a shadow of a doubt that he was lying.
  • a weak or inferior remnant or version of something: this fine-looking, commanding man had become a shadow of his former self.

3 an inseparable attendant or companion

  • a person secretly following and observing another.
  • a person who accompanies someone in their daily activities at work in order to gain experience at or insight into a job.


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