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Remains

Each object was photographed multiple times with different light settings and photo exposures and the results were combined to create an image without a shadow. The elimination of its shadow transforms the image into a two-dimensional experience, as the viewer is left with only the surface of the object.

 

This experiment with the removal of shadows speaks to the evolution of photography, as the fundamentals of photography are stripped away. It is the reverse process of creation, as in a painting where an outline would be followed by the addition of shadow, light, and colors. In this series the process moves backwards, as the object goes flat with the removal of light and shadow, and all emotion and depth are eliminated.