Mysterious Man Casts a Lit Up Silhouette Instead of a Shadow

Afterlight is an intriguing series by Polish photographer Jan Kriwol that switches the roles of shadow and light. Rather than casting a shadow, the subject in each shot projects a silhouette of light, forcing the viewer to reevaluate the way they see this world. Science is thrown out the window as our learned norms are challenged by this one man's glowing shadow.

The illuminated and elongated form that drags beside the lone man in the modest series proves to be an exceptional projection, as everything else within the frame casts a normal shadow. In this manner, Kriwol plays with the notion of reality and presents his single character as a very special individual walking down his own lonely path. It is similar to his Paper realities series, where a man pulls and literally tears through an empty city as though it were made of paper.

Jan Kriwol website
via [Cosas cool]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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