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15 Ways of Seeing: Shadows

By Phoebe Barrett - 2 min read

Inspired by John Berger's 1972 book 'Ways of Seeing,' our '15 Ways of Seeing' series is an invitation to see the world differently. Each week, we highlight one theme with 15 photos. This week we showcase the beauty of shadows.

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”

— Sylvia Plath

PORTRAIT OF YOUNG WOMAN IN FRONT OF DARK ROOM
SCENIC VIEW OF SAND DUNES AGAINST CLEAR SKY
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Woman jumping against pink wall
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Low section of woman relaxing on hardwood floor during sunny day
Close-up portrait of young man
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Aerial view of farm during sunny day
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Silhouette people walking by building
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Portrait of young woman holding leaf while standing in park at night
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Rear view of young woman crouching on road
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Scenic view of landscape in foggy weather
Low section of man cycling on sports ramp
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Bicycle in city
HIGH ANGLE VIEW OF PEOPLE ON FIELD
FULL LENGTH OF MAN SITTING IN CORRIDOR
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Want to share your ways of seeing the world differently? Share your photos on EyeEm using the tag ‘Ways of Seeing’ and we’ll gain inspiration for future themes. Would you like to license any of these photos? See more here.

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