Between Darkness and Light

The way Steve McCurry uss natural light is nothing short of brilliant…

Steve McCurry Curated

The shadow is that place between darkness and light.

00054_09, Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia, 1999, CAMBODIA-10049NF. Shadow Play. Untold_book retouched_Sonny Fabbri 09/08/2015 Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia

We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows,
the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates…
Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.
–  Junichiro Tanizaki

Kampala, Uganda Kampala, Uganda

The loveliest things in life are but shadows, and they come and go, and
change and fade away…”
– Charles Dickens

Angkor Wat, Cambodia Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow.
– T. S. Eliot

Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan

A shadow on the wall
boughs stirred by the noonday wind
that’s enough earth
and for the eye
enough celestial participation.
– Gottfried Benn
Translated from The German by Michael Hofmann

New York City, USA New York City, USA

Afghanistan Afghanistan

I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be…

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6 thoughts on “Between Darkness and Light

  1. Absolutely stunning photographs Bill – thanks so much for sharing them. I checked out Steve McCurry’s blog and I loved the quotes that accompanied many of the photos.
    I hope that all’s going really, really well with the editing of the film and that you’re well on the road to finishing this part of the documentary process.
    Love and Camino hugs to you and Jen.
    Jenny xo xo


    • Jenny – yes Steve McCurry is an extraordinary photographer. He uses colour better than probably anyone I know, except for maybe William Eggleston. But McCurry’s work is always about humanity – whereas Eggleston’s work is largely about the unseen.


    • Jenny – thanks also about your kind words about the editing. Yes it’s finally going well. After about 18 weeks I think I’ve finally found it! haha 🙂


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