Friday, October 12, 2012

Shadows; the Everyday Aesthetic.

Beau Quick
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We live in a world of light and dark where shadows occupy the remaining spaces creating fleeting moments often only capture through digital images. Over time photographers have been drawn to this evocative world where shadows play with notions of time and place. Photographer Ron Bigelow has suggested that "light is nothing without shadows." When used creatively, shadows not only give a sense of depth and form but also provide an additional point of interest to complement the main subject of the composition (Mahmood n.d.) In this photo-essay, I have tried to capture the everyday aesthetics of shadows in my local environment whilst accompanying these images with original music in an attempt to emphasise their subtleties and other worldliness.


Bigelow, R. The Importance of Shadows. Retrieved from on 11/10/12

Mahmood, H. The Importance of Shadows. Retrieved from htto:// on 11/10/12

Murray, S. (2008) Digital Images, Photo-Sharing, and Our Shifting Notions of Everyday Aesthetics, Journal of Visual Culture, 7:132-146.

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