Observing Light – Lena Adasheva

Currently, I am exploring light as a subject of anthropological and artistic inquiry. Spending the last two months quarantined in my apartment due to COVID-19, I noticed and started photographing light in my domestic space. At certain times of the day, the sunlight creates curious patterns of shadow and light, allowing for new interpretations of familiar forms in my domestic environment. These patterns vary on different days and change rapidly. Capturing light events happening in my living space with a photo camera becomes a tool for closely looking at how light immediately acts upon the space, transforming relations between objects, colors, and the architectural elements of the room.  

3 thoughts on “Observing Light – Lena Adasheva

  1. I like the idea of exploring light as an anthropological idea. Just the idea of “shadows” is a fascinating and symbolic inquiry and they have their own beauty.
    thank you

  2. Dear Lena, thank you for your post!
    You definitely have a great sense of composition and tonality! Your shots evoke calm and comfort, even a slight feeling of longing for childhood in my grandmother’s half-empty house (I hope you will not perceive this as wrong):)
    By the way, I feel a dialogue between your project with Elizaveta Ostapenko’s full of light gouache pieces: the very accurate observation (but she prefers space outside her room) and elegant manner of reality’s “fixation”!
    https://virtualresidency.p-10.ru/quarantine-sketchbook-vol-1-elizaveta-ostapenko/

    What devices did you use?

  3. Dear Lena,
    Thank you for sharing these images. It’s interesting how sunlight has a life of its own in our homes, which is so exciting to observe.

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