Shadows & Reflections

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

​Shadows & reflections are two aesthetics that draw me in when photographing. I think of reflections as the yang (bright) of light and shadows as the yin (dark). The former lets light shine through and the latter blocks it. The lines are blurred sometimes when a reflection is also a shadow and vice versa. As it is with life, most things aren’t as they seem, and if they are, they can quickly change. The truth always changes, things are fluid, just like the light when taking photographs. – Julie van der Wekken