Barcelona photographer PoL Úbeda Hervàs published an album named “I’m Not There” consisting of a series of portraits. Interestingly, the object of the portraits are merely a shadow with a pair of shoes.
In fact, these series of portraits are conceptualized by the photographer while he ponders about how his life has changed. The message behind is every person in this world are unknowingly shifting from his or her original self. As we look into the reflection of ourselves, does it truthfully represent us, is it our true self? Or is it just a mere physical shadow? PoL Úbeda Hervàs utilized the principal of light and shadow to complete this set of extraordinary creation, overwhelming the viewers’ thought.
Shadows follow us everywhere, but they change with the situation and condition. When you look at your shadow, does uncertainty hit you? Are you forgetting your true personality, forgetting why and where you are standing as you are? The awkward presence of the shoes is to remind ourselves of us changing; what is left should not be a mere shadow. The photographer left the shoes as a small reminder that there was at least some fragment of our personality left behind from what we have been through, more than just a shadow.
Information sourced from This is Colossal.
written by lomographytaiwan on 2013-02-11 #art #lifestyle #shadow #analogue-photography #photographer #lomography #analogue-cameras #exhibitions #i-m-not-there #pol-ubeda-hervas
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