Shadow Spaces: Miniature Architecture Handcrafted From Paper Looks Like Real Buildings

Shadow Spaces: Miniature Architecture Handcrafted From Paper Looks Like Real Buildings

We are all familiar with the talents of London based artist Owen Gildersleeve, with a depth in handcrafted illustration, set design and art direction. In his personal project, Shadow Spaces, he collaborated with still life photographer Stephen Lenthall to craft a series of miniature architectural paper spaces, using “light as a map to shape each form”. The aim was to study the relationship between space, form, light and its natural counterpart, shadow.

Shadow Spaces: Miniature Architecture Handcrafted From Paper Looks Like Real BuildingsShadow Spaces: Miniature Architecture Handcrafted From Paper Looks Like Real Buildings

Each structure, formed only through simple white paper, is defined by the way they reflected light. “This resulted in bold, geometric forms, void of all unnecessary ornamentation” explains Owen. “The forms were then further brought to life with a layer of intense light – creating crisp, dramatic shadows. The final effect is a powerful display of capturing light and casting shadow.”

Shadow Spaces: Miniature Architecture Handcrafted From Paper Looks Like Real BuildingsShadow Spaces: Miniature Architecture Handcrafted From Paper Looks Like Real Buildings

Assistant: Annemarieke Kloosterhof

All images by Stephen Lenthall, courtesy of Owen Gildersleeve, via Creative Boom

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  • Wow, really it is great!!!