These are photogram portraits, direct exposures of people on photo paper. Not a reproduction of their bodies but their actual shadows, their silhouettes being captured in that moment in time. One of the unique properties of silhouettes is their capacity to capture shadows, holding onto to them through the tracings photography and other media make. Historically, this has given silhouettes the ability to span time—to fuse together the past and present—in a similar manner as photography. Both have the ability to seize what is ephemeral, an absence that is a presence.