Shadows, they're no use to anyone, right? Wrong. If you're as talented as artist Kumi Yamashita, you can turn a bog standard shadow into something worth talking about.
Born in Japan, Kumi Yamashita first studied in Washington before taking a place in Glasgow's school of Art. And before you ask, the answer is yes, this is enough for us to make her a honorary brit. She then moved to the USA, earning solo shows in New York, Minnesota, Singapore and Tokyo. Which has led her on to works like this latest one, entitled Light and Shadow.
Using paper, wood blocks and sculptures, the series uses shades of lights and artfully placed items to create portraits that look better than most things knocked up on Photoshop.