Photo by: Joya Chapman
Photo by: Joya Chapman.

The Connector recognizes exemplary photography produced by SCAD students. This week’s featured photo is by BFA Photography student Joya Chapman.

Silhouettes have always intrigued me. A silhouette hides all the surface details; the wrinkles, pimples, tattoos, ailments, race etc. Silhouettes are like an “anti-judgmental mask,” forcing us to see the person for who they are instead of what they look like. They bring drama and convey emotion in the photograph, while still leaving room for the viewer’s imagination. For this project, I captured eight individuals exhibiting their passion in various fields. This individual had a love for the trumpet.  The color of each background was chosen specifically for each theme. Blue was the ideal choice for this particular piece.  Embracing the famous jazz song “Mood Indigo,” the pose embodies the mood.

My hope is that each silhouette grabs your attention and causes you to indirectly connect with the person.


Thank you Joya!

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