Data + Design Project

Motion Silhouette Creates Stories with Shadow Play

Monday 09.15.2014 , Posted by

You don’t need an iPad to create an interactive book. Just ask designers Megumi Kajiwara and Tatsuhiko Niijima. They’ve created a beautiful pop-up book, Motion Silhouette, that changes as the reader uses light to manipulate shadows on each page. [Read more…]


Peaceful Silhouettes of Wildlife by Mario Moreno

Wednesday 04.17.2013 , Posted by

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I thought I was pretty cool for getting a shot of a mother and baby rhino from an elephant’s back in Chitwan Jungle when I visited Nepal until I saw the amazing photography of Mario Moreno. His wildlife images are absolutely stunning and he gets dangerously close to animals that would make me drop my camera! The selection here shows his brilliant command of photography at dusk, capturing the most perfect silhouettes of some of the most gorgeous animals on the planet. Moreno has been a professional photographer since 1995 and has always had a fascination with wildlife. His breathtaking photos have been featured in numerous photography and travel publications and even got him into the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
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I’m Not There- Shadow Photography

Wednesday 01.16.2013 , Posted by


As much as we like to tell ourselves that people don’t change, it’s simply not true. We are constantly learning and growing, hopefully for the better. The person we were yesterday may be completely different from the person we are today depending on what types of experiences are shaping our lives and how we choose to handle them. Artist Pol Úbeda Hervàs explores this constant transition of the self through his photography. By capturing himself and his shadow, then removing himself from the image, leaving only his shoes, he shows that there is still a man somewhere behind the shadow. [Read more…]


Sharp Silhouettes that Evoke Emotion

Sunday 01.06.2013 , Posted by

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Using simple black and white photography, Hengki Lee has found a way to tell a story with his silhouettes. The Indonesian self-taught photographer captures perfectly the outline of the people and animals in his shots without giving them an identity, almost to insist that you relate them to your own life or create a story for them. Using the moon to light many of his shots, the silhouettes are so crisp that they almost look like construction paper cut-outs glued to the photographs. [Read more…]


Vintage Instructions: Hand Shadows Create Animals

Thursday 09.06.2012 , Posted by

It’s hard to say when making figures using the shadows of our hands started, but it probably originated on the walls of caves lit by the dancing flames of an ancient fire. Through the ages the art progressed to include animals, people and characters of all sorts, culminating in the late 19th century when French entertainer Félicien Trewey popularized the technique by making the silhouettes of famous figures. [Read more…]


Visual Bits #243> What Do Your Eyes See?

Wednesday 08.01.2012 , Posted by

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We Love Friday! – Shadow Games

Friday 06.15.2012 , Posted by

Happy Friday to all of our lovely readers out there! It’s time to celebrate the end of the work week with a little photo fun. Photographer Scott Bourne has said, “where light and shadow fall on your subject – that is the essence of expression and art through photography.” Shadows are such a key element in creating beautiful photography that we wanted to do what would seem impossible- put shadows in the spotlight- the figurative spotlight of our weekly We Love Friday post, of course. [Read more…]