Comfort in Shadow

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In public settings, dim, artificially-lit places are usually associated with illicit activity, secrecy, and the frightening unknown. Shadows become real-life homes for imagined fears; dark spaces where terrors become validated just by remaining undiscoverable. However, through photographing within dimly-lit enclosed domestic spaces, I’ve noticed that while these similar lighting conditions retain the ability to obscure and warp visual elements, they often take on unexpectedly positive visual representations, evocative of solitude, introspection, and comfort.

In this photo series, through a muted color scheme, emphasis on negative space, and attention to where elements fall within linear structures, I hope to convey the therapeutic effect of shadowy areas inside naturally-lit indoor spaces. To show that when faced willingly from within a zone of security, the dark is more transcendent than it is terrifying.

Talia Amorosano

Talia Amorosano enjoys asking hypothetical questions and answering rhetorical questions. Her (slightly) more useful interests include writing and art.

One RESPONSES TO “Comfort in Shadow

  1. Bob Stone says:
    May 5, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Good collection of images. Awesome shading effects.

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