The beauty of silhouettes, to me, is what we don't see. We fill those unseen details from our own imagination. We bring our own thoughts and emotions into the image. A person in silhouette becomes a portrait of humanity instead of an individual.
In Kiersten Bree's image below I can't help but wonder what the young boy is thinking, there at the top of the hill, as the storm clouds roll in. I start to create my own narrative for his thoughts.
Do you do the same? What emotions do you see, what stories do you imagine for these images?
kat of The Kat Eye View of the World
conlan in silhouette by Kiersten Bree
A quick note - don't miss the muse flash on our more musing site - muse Kirstin and I are doing a photowalk in London at the end of this month. Check out the muse flash for more details. We hope you can join us!