Song of the Shadows

Los Angeles area. February 2017.

Self portrait. Downtown LA.

In February, I visited my Great Uncle Dan for a week of photography in the greater LA area. It's always interesting to see what images transpire from these visits with Dan. Though we mostly do our own thing on the street, I feel that somehow he pushes me to explore new boundaries and take photographs that are somehow more genuine.

Thank you, Dan Meylor. It's always a gift.

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Dan Meylor. Downtown LA.

Dan Meylor. Downtown LA.

"Maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow.

Carl Jung called this his shadow work. He said we never see others. Instead we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations.

The same way old painters would sit in a tiny dark room and trace the image of what stood outside a tiny window, in the bright sunlight.

The camera obscura.

Not the exact image, but everything reversed or upside down.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

Thought. Downtown LA.

Distant shadows. LA Music Center.

Thumbs. Downtown LA.

Thumbs. Downtown LA.

Tear. Downtown LA.

Grotesque. Downtown LA alley.

Three figures. LA Music Center.

Three figures. LA Music Center.

Background chatter. Downtown LA.

Obey. Grand Central Market.

Obey. Grand Central Market.

Chess game. Pershing Square.

Pigeons. Downtown LA.

Pigeons. Downtown LA.

Shadow man. Downtown LA.

Shadow man. Downtown LA.

LUST. Downtown LA.

Multiply your luck. Downtown LA.

Multiply your luck. Downtown LA.

Hands. Downtown LA.

Backward glance. Downtown LA.

Backward glance. Downtown LA.

Bottle in a payphone. Downtown LA.

No Parking. Dan Meylor. Downtown LA.

Jacket. Downtown LA.

Jacket. Downtown LA.

Underneath. LA Fashion District.

Look. Downtown LA.

Chatter. Self portrait. Downtown LA.

Corner. Downtown LA.

Fingernails. Downtown LA.

Alley. Downtown LA.

Alley. Downtown LA.