‘Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But like a shadow proves the substance true.’
The importance of shadows
Though they might be considered something that things get hidden or lost in, shadows are actually so vital in terms of composition and the role they play in defining spatial relationships, that the importance of shadows in a lighting scheme simply cannot be overstated. The human eye takes a cue from shadows not only in judging where a light source is located, but also what an object is made of, how far away it is and how it relates spatially to its surroundings. ...