We are two aspiring photographers, with the same enthusiasm, passion and dedication, but from totally different cultures. Maria is from Lisbon and Koen is from the Netherlands, from a town too small to mention. After we’d had contact with each other for months, we decided to extend our collaboration. We thought of a project, that we will simply call the Project for now. It is about more than just photography. We try to connect our cultures, show their differences and their similarities.
Each month, there is one subject. We are free to do anything that crosses our minds with that subject. We aren’t bound to any rules, let the creativity flow.
This month’s subject is shadows. By definition a shadow is an area where direct light cannot reach due to obstruction by an object. We are always followed by a shadow, a dark version of us, a reflection of us, something we cannot touch, something that’s mysterious and empty. Plato, in his “Analogy of the Cave”, taught me we must dare to explore the shadows, we must dare to see what’s beyond.
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