shadow cast

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It is unfortunate most of our buildings produce solid monolithic shadows to be casted across the land.  Shadows are a great way to register a building’s characteristic, or lack there of.  A quick pan for articulated shadows of Lubbock’s landscape in google maps  revealed most compelling shadows are a result from industry or infrastructure structures.  Structures with a combination of space and material, varying geometries, or pronounced building skins casted the best shadows in contrast to the standard house or commercial block that consisted of a single mass and simple shadow profile.

Shadow Cast map

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One afternoon earlier this year I set out to discover shadows that recorded three scales of what occurred behind me: micro (of my hair), macro (structures above me), celestial (sunlight as the source).  The result was a refreshing mixture of various patterns, density, order and tonality.

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