Photography can be one of the most powerful tools in the writer’s arsenal.
And, as the photographer of this post shows, there’s nothing quite like capturing a moment that feels like a new memory.
This new shadow, however, has never been photographed by a human before.
And it was created using a pair of custom-made cameras that have never been used before.
“I used to do it all the time,” says photographer Paul Freeman.
“But I always used to think, ‘What would happen if I shot it like this?'”
After several attempts at using different cameras and lenses to create the shadow, Freeman was finally able to recreate the scene, which he dubbed “the shadow from the top of the world.”
The new image, which was made from a few minutes of video footage, shows a man holding the camera up to the sky.
“The shadow was actually the sun,” says Freeman, who also created the original shadow from a photograph taken with his iPhone.
The photo was then posted to Instagram by photographer Paul Freeman and featured in a recent article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
“This shadow is a memory for me,” he says.
“It’s a way of thinking about the world and our place in it.”
Freeman’s photo of the sun reflected off a building was also published in Haaretz and included a video of it being captured.
“Sometimes we forget how the world works,” says the photographer.
“We forget how much is happening in it.
And that’s why I do it, to make memories.
I want to remember all the moments I’ve missed and then I’ll be able to see how much I’ve forgotten.”
Freemen says that the process was a long one, but that he was able to capture a powerful image.
“You can see the sun shining on a building and then you see the shadow of the building and see the reflection of the reflection off the building,” he explains.
“And it’s so much better than the original.
You see the building from the outside and you see a shadow, and you know you’ve photographed it.”
The photographer says that he learned a lot from this new shadow that he used to take.
“To capture it, I used my camera to adjust the light.
I used the same shutter speed I use for most other shots, but it’s the light I used that changed,” he recalls.
“My lens and the lens I used to shoot the shadow were the same.”
The shadow, like the original, is the result of a combination of two factors: one is the light that reflects off the sky and the other is the reflection from the building itself.
The photographer also uses a small flash to add depth to the photo.
“Because I took the photo from a window, I was able take the shadow on a window ledge and the shadow from my feet,” he continues.
“So I could add depth.”
After all of this time, Freemen believes that his shadow has grown in importance over the years.
“There’s something special about the shadow because you know it’s still there,” he laughs.
“When you take it away, you take away something that’s special.
And when you get to it, it’s a memory that is much more profound.”