In photography everything is based on light. The word itself literally means "to draw with light". But what would be the light without the shade?
I find myself portraying shadows very often lately. They are so meaningful. Through them we identify objects, persons, animals... Sometimes shades are so real that we think we can grab the objects that generate them. But no. They are only projections. The core, the authentic element, the essence remains unreachable.
A similar thing happens to us when we don't allow our feelings to fly. Most of us put a big effort on projecting an image of ourselves, but don't let others see our essence.
Fear? Insecurity? Ego? Who cares... It's just so hard to find authenticity.