Shadows On one of my frequent shooting trips to Jamaica the owner of a small family run resort and I were watching people walking up and down the beach and he pointed out that you can tell who’d been on the island for a while and those who were newbies. It was all about how they carried their shoulders. I was fascinated by body expressions after that….not fat or thin, but how people carry themselves in this high-pressure world we live in today. My first “Shadows” series was started two days later after dragging two twelve-foot bamboo trees from the jungle near the resort to the beach. I sunk the three-inch bamboo poles ten feet apart and hung a large piece of plastic between them. I waited until sunset to create a full-on silhouette effect. I set up a remote firing system and hid the camera behind some palm trees. I then ask beach strollers to express with body movements what they were feeling at that moment. They were to show their emotions through dance improvisation. The outcome was quite eye-opening. It was as though we could identify what country the participants were from by their body movements. A year later I decided to take the project to "Burning Man" in Black Rock, Nevada. I set up my same rig, except with light stands instead of bamboo poles. The photographs you are about to view are from this project. Here people, dressed in unique flamboyant costumes, would stop by my rig out of curiosity and once again I asked them to express how they were feeling at that moment. Again, it was obvious there were people who were far more relaxed than others and again, various nationalities displayed very different body expressions.The images I have edited for this project are of the most expressive people taking part, not the stiff inflexible ones who almost appeared to be stick figure silhouettes. The “_Shadows Project”_ images can be found printed on many media ranging from a 3’x4’ piece of artfully distressed copper to a 4” deep shadow box with an LED lighting bank behind a 5’x4’ sheet of printed acrylic. There are more traditional options as well, such as handmade paper from the Philippines that float in a 5’x6’ shadow box. All “_Shadow Project”_assemblages can be ordered directly from our studios. Custom sizes are available upon request. Availability of some materials vary so it is best to contact our studio so we can provide you with the options.