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I like how our shadows are our sneaky doubles that define us from another angle.

Shadows: dog series

Yellow Brixton - $470
Aqua ball chaser - SOLD
Pink floof - $470
Blue sausage - $470
Orange pair - $470
Blue bullie - $470

Shadows: sports series

Shadow 36 - $490
Shadow 35 - $490
Shadow 34 - $490
Shadow 33 - $490
Shadow 32 - $490
Shadow 31 - $490

Shadows series

Shadow 37 - $850
Shadow 38 - $470
Shadow 30 - $120
Shadow 29 - NFS
Shadow 28 - $110
Shadow 27 - SOLD
Shadow 26 - $90
Shadow 25 - $100
Shadow 24 - SOLD
Shadow 23 - $120
Shadow 22 - SOLD
Shadow 21 - SOLD
Shadow 20 - SOLD
Shadow 19 - SOLD
Shadow 18 - $110
Shadow 17 - $90
Shadow 16 - $110
Shadow 15 - $100
Shadow 14 - SOLD
Shadow 13 - SOLD
Shadow 12 - $90
Shadow 11 - SOLD
Shadow 10 - $110
Shadow 09 - SOLD
Shadow 08 - $90
Shadow 07 - $90
Shadow 06 - $90
Shadow 05 - $90
Shadow 04 - SOLD
Shadow 03 - $90
Shadow 02 - $110
Shadow 01 - $110

We are all followed by shadows – the dark clings to us - especially in the brighter light.

‘Shadow’ is a set of highly colourful pictures that look at our constant doppelgangers – our shadows. These pictures are small yet bold and graphic – vibrant, single-colour backgrounds and contrasting or complementary colours blocking out shadows, with figures in black and white.

Scenes are often from above, valuing the shadow cast over the figure. The shadows speak of times of day – the beginning and end of the day when shadows are long and we loom larger than ourselves. They snapshot our silhouettes even in the midst of movement.

Scenes in these pictures come from the everyday and the outdoors. From the beach, the street and the dog park. Characters range from families to couples to cyclists and to individuals. Often dogs are companions and sometimes characters in their own right.

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