AMP Baud Postma - In Praise of Shadows


“Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.”
In Praise of Shadows by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

In Praise of Shadows continues Postma’s ongoing interest in photography’s inherently complicated relationship with authenticity; how willingly we accept a photograph as a reflection of a definitive truth. This series of images was captured using Postma’s unique process, making exposures with a 10 x 8 inch camera directly onto photographic paper without the need for a film negative. The images are intentionally rich in shadow, often underexposed, softly focused and opaque by design.  As Andy Grundberg aptly observed, - “All we see is seen through the kaleidoscope of all that we have seen before”.