in the Shadows (Sifnos, Greece)

When the sun shines we are surrounded by shadows. Some we notice, others we ignore as we pass by. It is usually the bolder, darker ones that grab our attention. But what of the others, the more subtle ones, the ones that tend to go unnoticed? Are they worth a second glance?

The Greek island of Sifnos has plenty of sunshine. Additionally, its architecture consists almost entirely of white stucco-covered surfaces of various sizes and shapes that are connected to other similar surfaces, at both regular and irregular angles. These multi-angled white surfaces cause the sun's rays to bounce from surface, to surface, to surface, producing shadows that are "diluted" by a sequence of reflections. This dilution results in shadows visible in many different shades of grey, usually the lighter tones, rarely dark, and never approaching black. These are the subtle shadows.

What of these "subtle" shadows? What can we see in them? Do they spark curiosity or evoke an emotional response? Are they worth noticing? This series of photographs explores these questions.

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