I’ve always loved old-fashioned
silhouettes. I remember some in
our house growing up. I’ve tried
to drag them into our time.
Styling by Paul Lowe
Photography by Alexandra Grablewski
The Basic Silhouette
Take a photo of someone, and hold it up
against a window.
The image will be backlit, so the person
in front will be dark. Then it’s really easy
to cut it out.
A good tip is to add an eyelash where
the eye is, it looks better that way and
your silhouette gets more depth.
Use your cutout as a template, you can
scan it and make it smaller or bigger.
Here I printed out the silhouettes on old
book pages using my home computer.
The trick is to just make one at a time,
since the paper can be brittle.