<em>The Shadow Knows</em>
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The Shadow Knows

This Lee Friedlander collection is truly a photographer's photography book – think of it like an inside joke. Known for his unconventional self-portraits, The Shadow Knows expands upon the collection, except here the photographer only includes his shadow.

The book lacks a conventional intro and outro, choosing instead to dive straight into the pictures. The Shadow Knows features 101 portraits of Friedlander – sometimes his shadow gives off an ominous vibe, other times its playful and lighthearted. Occasionally the frames capture Friedlander with the camera to his eye. Although these types of shadows are the elements that photographer's often seek to eliminate from their images, Friedlander has intentionally broken the fourth wall, and the results are strangely beautiful. Get this one for the art nerd in your life.