March 19, 2016

The Same Creepy Shadow of Photographer Wearing a Hat Lurks in All of These Bizarre Vintage Snapshots

These photographs were taken in the 1920s through the 1970s. They have one detail in common, which reminds us of the history of amateur photography: the shadow of the photographer.

Art collector Jean-Marie Donat appropriated this incongruity, choosing only images in which the shadow appears wearing a hat and assembling his findings in the book Predator. The effect of repetition created by imagining this series becomes its subject: the same man looms, always and everywhere.


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