Tortured Renaissance man Keanu Reeves has teamed up with artist Alexandra Grant to explore the aesthetic and literary values of shadows. Their collaboration, Shadows, is out this month from Steidl.
Each of Grant’s shadowy images is paired with text by Reeves. “What exactly is a shadow?” Steidl asks. “Is it light tracing an object or the shape a body throws when it comes between a light source and a surface? Is it a metaphor for the intimate, darker side of a person’s nature, the unconscious side of one’s self, where daemons and secrets are kept hidden or repressed? Is it an allegorical place or state of being, somewhere between darkness and light, living and dying?” Click ahead to see the final product.