I post up the photos taken by my husband, John Armstrong-Millar AKA JAM, Life as a photographers wife is always interesting. I get used as a guinea pig a lot when he's trying out new equipment and techniques. Our everyday lives are an eternal photography field trip; we are constantly stopping so JAM can take a photo of something interesting; I love it! Our opinions often differ in our home lives and we definitely don't have the same taste in photographs. All the same I am still a big fan of his work. I love being surrounded by all his beautiful images. I never tire of looking at his latest project and helping publicize his work. I hope you like what he does too!

16th January 2013

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It always has surprised me how much of a person’s personality can be revealed without actually seeing anything more than their silhouette.
The Silhouette was started by people drawing around shadows of the human form/face and is probably one of the earliest forms of art. The name Silhouette comes from Étienne de Silhouette (July 8, 1709 – 1767) The french finance minister known for his austerity. Silhouettes were the cheapest form of portraiture in the 18th century and the name stuck..
Interestingly his father was a local man from near Biarritz His original surname would have been Zuloeta in Basque, a name which can still be found in the region today.
They all tell a story.. I find it fascinating that so much can be conveyed just by looking at shadows.
We cannot see their expressions but simply by reading their body language we can make a connection.

It always has surprised me how much of a person’s personality can be revealed without actually seeing anything more than their silhouette.

The Silhouette was started by people drawing around shadows of the human form/face and is probably one of the earliest forms of art. The name Silhouette comes from Étienne de Silhouette (July 8, 1709 – 1767) The french finance minister known for his austerity. Silhouettes were the cheapest form of portraiture in the 18th century and the name stuck..

Interestingly his father was a local man from near Biarritz His original surname would have been Zuloeta in Basque, a name which can still be found in the region today.

They all tell a story.. I find it fascinating that so much can be conveyed just by looking at shadows.

We cannot see their expressions but simply by reading their body language we can make a connection.


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