The Absence of Light – Shadow Photography by Alexey Bednij

“There is no such thing as darkness, only the absence of light.” – Albert Einstein. Alexey Bednij is a Russian photographer who gives us a closer look at this absence of light. His series on shadows may look like the product of infinite patience, but a look a little longer and you’ll realize that shadows are cast in only one direction. Digital manipulation notwithstanding, the contrast between the black and white tones in Alexey’s work reminds the viewer of M.C. Escher drawings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more of his work here.