Shadows book cover

Following on their acclaimed first joint effort, the book entitled Ode to Happiness, Alexandra Grant has reunited with actor and writer Keanu Reeves to create a new body of work called Shadows. Shadows, published in 2016 by Gerhard Steidl, explores the real and symbolic nature of the shadow as image and figure of speech. Grant’s photographs capture Reeves’s shadow at times as a silhouette portrait and at others as traces of light as he and the camera move together. In transforming the images into color and reversing light for dark, Grant has made the shadows themselves the source of light. Reeves’s texts, written in tandem with the creation of the images, give voice to the multiple manifestations of the shadow: as a projected figure, a place of concealed emotion, and an invocation to shadow play.

For orders and more information:

Text by Keanu Reeves with photographs by Alexandra Grant
Steidl, Gottingen, 2016
Hardcover, 96 pp $60

Book signings:

Art Catalogues LACMA – February 21, 2016, 4pm

ACME. – February 27, 2016, 3pm 


Selected press:

Megan Abrahams, “What Glorious Shape Comes This Way Moving,” LOSTWKND

Kavita Daswani, “Keanu Reeves stars in the art book ‘Shadows’ by L.A. artist Alexandra Grant,” LA Times