Silhouettes

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. The silhouette has been used throughout the history of art and is thought of as the birth of drawing. One of the unique properties of the silhouette is its ability to allow us to capture the shadow and hold it through tracings, photography, and other media. Historically this has given the silhouette the ability to span time-to fuse together the past and present, in a similar manner as photography does. To capture something and make it feel present when it cannot be.