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LomoKino Presents: Shadow Play

Have you the odd photograph of yourself or else a trio, quartet or more of your friends' shadows, cast on the ground with a life of their own like Peter Pan's playful shadow?

Having taken photos of people’s shadows myself, I was inspired by André Kertész’s work with shadows. His photograph entitled “The Eiffel Tower, Paris 1929” speaks volumes about his capacity to visualize his end piece, the acute attention he paid to his surrounding environment and his skill as a photographer to forge the best possible working relationship with light.

Photo via Art Blart

These LomoKinographers shine light on the art of the shadow in their artistic movies that serve as outlines of events memorable enough to vividly recollect with a simple shadow as reference.

Shadow Traffic

Movie by tracyvmoore

In “Shadow Traffic” LomoKinographer tracymoore captures “shadows from the traffic passing by on the soon to be destroyed Seattle Viaduct”. The narrow white spaces in between windows seem as the ideal location for the procession of the shadows of cars, evoking memories of toy train sets in motion.

To be continued…

<Movie by i_am_four-eyes

In this production the shadows are mostly cast by people. The LomoKinographer shifts focus from legs to torsos. The sprawl of leaves from overhanging tree branches appear in differing levels of grey in this black and white film. One can imagine the ‘mission’ these shadows were on for the LomoKino Workshop, the fun had from the excited hand movements and playful forming of hand shadow creatures!

We ask, what time of the day do you like best to shoot shadows?

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