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30 Stunning Examples of Silhouette Photography

30 Stunning Examples of Silhouette Photography

A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black. Traditionally, a silhouette is a form of artwork, the term originating in the 18th century and applied to portraits or other pictorial representations cut from thin black card. Silhouette images may be created in any artistic media, but the tradition of cutting portraits from black card has continued into the 21st century.

Silhouette photography is extremely bold and striking example of the art-form. It’s amazing how much can be evoked through a silhouette, despite the lack of subject detail. The black outline seems to really capture the essence of the subject captured.

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  1. Gorgeous collection. Thanks for sharing.

  2. HD Guy says:

    Wonderful photos, I really enjoyed these

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  4. topper says:

    Remarkable collection! Thanks

  5. Vim says:

    Really Nice silhouette images, i really like the combination of bright or coloured backgrounds behind a shadowy figure.

  6. This is a great collection of silhouette photography. I like how the photographers captured the people’s silhouettes against the different types of backgrounds.

  7. Nice to some different approaches to silhouette photography, thanks for sharing!

  8. Ramiro Rios F - rariox says:

    That’s great… very nice

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