IN THE SHADOW OF THINGS by Leonie Hampton, SIGNED
Contrasto, 2011, first edition. 182 pp., 8" X 10"
In the Shadow of Things follows Léonie's family in their daily lives as she visits them, but reveals in an extraordinary freshness of approach, working in a flexible and natural way, using colour and ambient light, and no artificial effects. This lets her garner moments of tenderness, children’s games, instants of anguish and pain. This is not a narrative or a story, strictly speaking. Rather, it follows life and its threads as they weave together; taking us far beyond mere demonstration and making us each look into the real world.