Thursday, September 2, 2010

The glamor of shadow photography

The use of shadow is one of the techniques used by photographers to create a drama, facet, or meaning to an image. According to Maricon Williams, subjects without shadows appear plain and boring, because the utilization of lights and shadows create a correlation of one subject to another, as well as their place in the full scene.

On the other hand, some photographers do not just use shadows to establish the depth, distance, or time of the day. They use them to clad the bodies of their subject that will appear to be a part of the whole

Below are some photos taken by well-known fashion photographers who use the "shadow technique" on their models.

Kate Moss for Vogue UK | Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Karen Elson for Numero Magazine | Photographer: Solve Sundsbo

Anastasia Bondarnko for Sokozine Magazine | Photographer: Rony Sharam

Inguna Butane for Numero Magazine | Photographer: Greg Kadel

Tanya Dziahileva for Harper's Bazaar Spain | Photographer: Nico

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Wicked Halo said...

another Solve shoot with shadows:

Katrifictionism said...

Thanks for the link! :) I love Solve Sundsbo's works.

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