What if you could capture a shadow? Or race a shadow? Or discover a shadow's secrets? The Shadow Collector explores the mysterious nature of shadows through the eyes of an artist and writer. With lyrical text and evocative photographs, it offers a glimpse into the rarely seen world of an artist's inspiration process and playfully relates this process to a child's experiences and fantasies. The Shadow Collector invites each reader to see the world in a more perceptive, imaginative way and to find inspiration in the elusive world of shadows.
Julie Meridian is a self-taught photographer, with a background in fine art and art education. She recently exhibited her work at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts, and is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. A portfolio of her work was featured in LensWork magazine and she has won several awards from B&W Magazine.