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30 Impressive Shadow Art Photography

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Shadows are the phenomena of nature which have in a way become so common that they often remain unnoticed. Since ancient times, shadows have been manipulated to resemble animals and other objects. It’s hard to say when the shadow was first used by humans for entertainment and art, but it probably originated in the Far East countries like China. The art of Chinese shadow puppetry called Ombres Chinoises, which means “Chinese shadows”. In today’s modern world, we called it shadowgraphy or ombromanie, which is the art of performing a story using shadows made by hands.

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However, the shadow art is not limited to hand shadow. Almost anything around you can be used to resemble different shapes from its model. All you need are creativity and good manipulation of light and space. In today’s showcase, we’ve crawled deep into the net to surface some of the most mind blowing shadow artworks that’ll make you say Wow! We hope you’ll love these art pieces and don’t forget to share the post with your friends.
(Image Source: Love Ring – Flickr.com)

If you’ve stumbled upon any shadow artwork that’s worth to be showcased in this post, share with us in the comments section below.

Men ga een zachter gang (Materials used: glass, steel, books, book covers & light projectors)
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Could Suggest Something… (Materials used: copper & light source)
could_suggest_something_typography_shadow_art

Neo Deo (Materials used: synthetic material & light projector)
neo_deo

Tralalala (Materials used: artificial trees & light projector)
tralalala_artificial_trees_shadow

Come Home (Materials used: Table, groceries & 2 light projectors)
come_home

Taste the Lighter Side of Dark (Materials used: 3,000 Newcastle Brown Ale bottle caps & light source)
taste_the_lighter_side_of_dark

Lovers (Materials used: Cut aluminum plate & single light source)
lovers_shadow_art

Akari (Materials used: sculpted wood & single light source)
akari

City View (Materials used: aluminum numbers & single light source)
city_view

Shadow Dancing – Diet Wiegman (Materials used: clay, lamp & rotating mechanism)
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Origami (Materials used: creased Japanese paper & single light source)
origami

Question Mark (Materials used: stainless steel & single light source)
question_mark_shadow

Profile (Materials used: wood & single light source)
profile

Wild Mood Swings (Materials used: 2 wooden stepladders, discarded wood & light projector)
wild_mood_swings

Sunset over Manhattan (Materials used: cigarette packets, tin cans shot by air gun pellets, wooden bench & light projector)
sunset_over_manhattan

Youngman (Materials used: 1 wooden stepladder, discarded wood & light projector)
youngman

Fly to Baku – Rashad Alakbarov
fly_to_baku

Looking at two cities from one point of view – Rashad Alakbarov
looking_at_two_cities_from_one_point_of_view

Plastik Portret – Rashad Alakbarov
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Typography Shadow Play
typography_shadow_play

“How” Typography
how_typography

Poddle – Larry Kagan Sculpture
poodle

Point Guard – Larry Kagan Sculpture
pointgaurd

Bald Eagle – Larry Kagan Sculpture
bald_eagle

Mosquito – Larry Kagan Sculpture
mosquito

Great Book – Larry Kagan Sculpture
greatbook

Your action has a reaction
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Man – John Lewis
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Child – John Lewis
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Author: Jules, Quertime Editorial

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