It has been a while…
It’s been a long while since I had seen a photographer caress light with such exquisite love and passion, capturing not its essence, but its mere delicate reflection on other objects. It has been a long while since I had seen photography describe, with such passion, the never-ending game between light and darkness, shadows and reflections, engaging in an elegant dance, bouncing off the unsuspecting elements.
It has been a long while since I had seen a photographer master his light meter with such dexterity, ease and comfort giving his subject the silhouette of eternity.
To me, photography is the mastery of capturing light as it reflects on our world . It is Plato’s Allegory of the Cave finally revealed, and this photo essay by Jeff J.Mitchell is a pure example of a master.
(click on the image below to see the slide show):
You have to hand it to the Time.com photo editors: Their slide show structure is clunky (Please fire the IT team !!) and atrocious ( full screen any time ?) but they are trying really, really hard to give photography its rightful space on the internet.