With the lights on, John V. Muntean’s Lego creations look like something a five-year-old would build. “Look, mommy, it’s a horse!” But turn the lights off, shine a spotlight on these creations, and suddenly their real raison d’être is revealed; intricate shadow designs that change as each mass of Lego bricks is…
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Shadows are the darkest sides of ourselves aired for the world to see. They’re also a really fun way to make puppets! Here are your entries from this week’s Shadow Shooting Challenge.
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The days are long, and the shadows are longer. For this week’s Shooting Challenge, be a kid again and photograph your (or someone’s) shadow.
Images like this really hit home what an unusual perspective the astronauts aboard the International Space Station have on our planet. Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this "favorite view" of cloud shadows streaking across the Earth.
Last week, we challenged you to photograph a shadow puppet. Of the millions of Gizmodo readers, only three of you were brave enough to take on the challenge. We celebrate you hand-shadow-heroes today.
The accessories in Maiko Takeda's Cinematography collection aren't just decorative by themselves; when light shines through them, they also decorate other surfaces with photograph-like images of light and shadow.
Designers Hilden & Diaz have created a fixture that can transport you to a dark forest with the flick of a light switch. When you turn on this chandelier, you're suddenly engulfed in a tangle of tree-shaped shadows.
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File this one under Straight Out of Our Sci-Fi Dreams. When you shine a light on a photo from different angles, nothing happens to the image. But what if the shadows on it could change as if it were a real, three-dimensional object? That day is closer than you think.
Sculptors Tim Noble and Sue Webster use metal scraps, taxidermied animals, and other detritus to create immensely foreboding scenes hidden within unassuming silhouettes. For example, that sculpture at top — British Wildlife (2000) — consists of "88 taxidermy animals; 46 birds (35 varieties), 40 mammals (18 varieties),…
Shadows. They're our dark doppelgängers tracking our every step. They're also excellent subjects for your photographs from last week's Shooting Challenge.
Shadows - they're our 2D doppelgängers shrouded in darkness...sometimes gorgeous, sometimes eerie, often both. For this week's Shooting Challenge, celebrate the shadow, again.
Two tiles, seemingly different colors from one angle are actually the same color in different lighting. I don't get it at all. What's the trickery here? Is it the shadowplay? The lights? The tiles? I don't know.
This "illumination map" was constructed using over 1700 photographs of the same area of the moon's south pole taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) over a six month period.
Through absence of light, the shadow celebrates the unseen. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, 103 of you captured what's so entrancing about photography that looks at what we literally can't see.
Shadows can be a boon or a hindrance to a photographer. Too much, and you lose your subject to darkness. But use them right, and you can beautifully play with the light/dark dichotomy.