15 Jan 2011
Friday night is silhouette night!
I often wonder why I don't work more with shadows, contrast or negative shapes. It's not that I'm afraid of darkness, but when it comes to my visual fixations I stand on the bright side. Even these "shadows pictures" look bright. Sometimes I feel my own pale, dull appearance plays a role on how I see things. I love clear, flawless, glowing skins. I work hard every morning to hide my dark under circles with the thickest concealer. That's it, every day I erase the shadows from my face. Am I not doing the same thing with my work? (just asking myself aloud)
More on shadows:
A Short History of the Shadow by Victor I. Stoichita
In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki