I’m happy to publish my first online art exhibition here. Just a Silhouette of Shadows is mostly drawn from my time wandering European streets on my extended urban backpacking trip.
Street photography is usually environmental portraiture: people with the environment as a contextual backdrop. My instinct as a nature photographer is to reverse that pattern, and show people as fleeting transients within the environments they have collectively created.
22 images, click the thumbnail to start. I recommend a completely fullscreen view, which is possible with this new viewer. You just have to click the up arrow at the bottom of the picture, click the four arrows on the bottom left, then shrink the controls down again. This will live permanently on the Exhibitions page.
I have heard a lot of comments* with a common theme: “John, these pictures are great but sometimes I can still tell what they’re of. You should kick up the abstraction levels until I have no idea what I’m looking at.” Wandering around Brussels at night, with its quantities of colored lighting and reflective surfaces sufficient to make a nineties computer game blush, I found the perfect place to satisfy this request.