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Surreal Shadow Photography Plays with Pattern

Russian photographer and artist Alexey Bednij creates images that make one look twice. Manipulating the shadows of subjects in black and white his works create a serene yet slightly confusing image which draws the viewer in to explore the photograph and question its reality.

Chiefly photographing images of animals and people, Bednij takes shots from a bird’s eye view and up close. The result is a stimulating collage of shadows that interact in a playful way while creating beautiful patterns in their positive and negative spaces. To see the latest works from this artist you can check out their Tumblr or their extensive and frequently updated Live Journal.

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Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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