Project 7

Preserving Shadows


The ‘shadow catcher’ technique – designed to preserve the natural shadows of a subject

The truck used in this project was photographed in the hills of southern Queensland, Australia, while the river dock hails from more than a thousand miles south on the banks of the Yarra river in Melbourne, Victoria. Unlikely bedfellows, but with a little craft the two can lie together comfortably within the same frame – but only if the shadow retains all of its subtlety and is delicately transplanted to its new home on the wooden dock.

1. To start the project I need to select the subject I want to relocate. I have opened the ...

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