Shadowy Figures

Shadowy Figures

A photo essay.

If negative space is the space you don’t naturally notice, then shadows are the ultimate negative spaces. All day long, our gaze is drawn instead to the light and bright.

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But shadows deserve more attention—especially in the months ahead. When there’s a fiery new intensity in the air, the kind that penetrates your skin and, if it does that for long enough, can do serious damage, shadows’ negative spaces are a real positive.

Photo Key:

1, 11. Yale School of Public Health.
2. Powerhouse Building (rear).
3. Christ Church.
4. Ezra Stiles College.
5, 6. Woolsey Hall.
7. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
8. First and Summerfield United Methodist Church.
9. Sacred Heart school building (shuttered).
10. New Haven County Courthouse.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. This updated story originally published on May 27, 2016.

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