Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow

One beautifully bright morning, I stood mesmerized by my shadows. I stepped backwards, forwards, aimlessly shifting my weight on the earth below me. With every movement, no matter its magnitude or direction, my inanimate twin followed. It followed until the world dimmed, until the shadow became one with the murk-- but even within the blackness, I knew it was still there.

It was at that moment that I realized shadows are intangible objects which mimic the nature of fear: both darken portions of our everyday lives, trail us faithfully, and take on new forms throughout our existence. Thus, with “Under the Shadows” I wanted to demonstrate this connection with parallel themes. This series of images illustrates the dimensionality and intimate presence of some of humanity's greatest fears.

words and photos by debora cordero