40+ Stunning Silhouette photography of people

Thats why Below we have gathered 40+ Stunning Silhouette Photography of People to keep you guessing storied behind all listed imahes. All images are linked to the respective photographer’s websites. Feel free to explore more of their work. Enjoy and be inspired.

Defination of Silhouette:

A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene consisting of the outline and a basically featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black. Although the art form has been popular since the mid-18th century, the term “silhouette” was seldom used until the early decades of the 19th century. Silhouette images may be created in any artistic media, but the tradition of cutting portraits from black card has continued into the 21st century.

From its original graphic meaning, the term “silhouette” has been extended to describe the sight or representation of a person, object or scene that is backlit, and appears dark against a lighter background. Anything that appears this way, for example, a figure standing backlit in a doorway, may be described as “in silhouette”. Because a silhouette emphasises the outline, the word has also been used in the fields of fashion and fitness to describe the shape of a person’s body or the shape created by wearing clothing of a particular style or period.

Origin of Silhouette

The word “silhouette” derives from the name of Etienne de Silhouette, a French finance minister who, in 1759, was forced by France’s credit crisis during the Seven Years War to impose severe economic demands upon the French people, particularly the wealthy. Because of de Silhouette’s austere economies, his name became eponymous with anything done or made cheaply and so with these outline portraits. Prior to the advent of photography, silhouette profiles cut from black card were the cheapest way of recording a person’s appearance

How to Photograph Silhouettes

1. Choose a Strong Subject

2.  Get Your Light Right

3. Turn off your Flash

4.  Frame your Object

5. Make silhouetted shapes distinct and uncluttered

6. Put camera into Auto Mode


c’est moi

don’t let me hit the ground

the seer

Dancer 5


through the lens

Storm Silhouette

Suspended Animation

ocean 269

Split personality

Hot sunset


Running in here

leaping into the DARKslide

Playing with the shadows




He Stands Alone

Jumping For Joy




Over the top

I will go

At last We’r Freeeee …

Stick Around

Unknown Soldier Reprise




Between The Lines

Slow motion

holdin on to the sun

Dare to Fly

Take Me Away

world’s end

Behind the scenes I

Club 26, Skywatcher

Listen To The Sunset

Friend Holding the sun

Lepricon Jump

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