Inspiration, Light vs. Dark

Have you heard Plato’s Allegory of the Cave? Plato describes a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. All they can see are the shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, the shadows are as close as the prisoners get to any kind of reality. The philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall do not make up reality at all, as he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the mere shadows seen by the prisoners. This story was the inspiration for my shoot yesterday.

I started with dark clothing and poses, as deep into the cave as I could get.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this shoot from start to finish. I hope you did too! If you could make any story come to life, what would you choose?
xo
Hilary

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One thought on “Inspiration, Light vs. Dark

  1. Pingback: Looking to the shadows | A Blemish is a Blunder

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