About the Book
In SHADOWLIGHT, a collection of landscapes, portraits, still life, images from everyday life, American photo- grapher Roger Minick has combined the reversed tones of the negative photograph with the serendipitous surprises obtained by in-camera multiple exposures to create a surreal world where highlights darken and shadows glow.
These enigmatic images, all made pre-digitally, not only invite the viewer to reconsider our perceptions of how something looks –– particularly in the realm of light and shadow –– but also to appreciate that what we accept as normal is a result of conditioning, similar to the way light and shadow is processed in our brains, or, for that matter, the way film renders light and dark.
There is also revealed in these images, because of the double exposures, an unsettling sense of looking at images that seem to change before our eyes as we unravel and reconstruct what we think we see.
American Roger Minick has been photographing the American experience for nearly half a century. His photographs are included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J Paul Getty Museum, George Eastman House, and The Smithsonian. Two previous mainstream photographic books, published by Scrimshaw Press, include DELTA WEST and HILLS OF HOME. The recent books AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICS, SIGHTSEER, CELL PEOPLE, SEEN from TRAIN, UNDOCUMENTED, THE ETERNAL STARE, PARTHENON MARBLES, CORNUCOPIA, EyeEurope, EyeRamblings, and FIFTY are published by Perambulation Press, a self-publishing venture founded by Roger Minick, specializing in fine quality limited edition books. Dylan Swift is Roger Minick's nom de plume.