30 Impressive Shadow Art Photography
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.
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)
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Lovers (Materials used: Cut aluminum plate & single light source)
Akari (Materials used: sculpted wood & single light source)
City View (Materials used: aluminum numbers & single light source)
Shadow Dancing – Diet Wiegman (Materials used: clay, lamp & rotating mechanism)
Origami (Materials used: creased Japanese paper & single light source)
Question Mark (Materials used: stainless steel & single light source)
Profile (Materials used: wood & single light source)
Wild Mood Swings (Materials used: 2 wooden stepladders, discarded wood & light projector)
Sunset over Manhattan (Materials used: cigarette packets, tin cans shot by air gun pellets, wooden bench & light projector)
Youngman (Materials used: 1 wooden stepladder, discarded wood & light projector)