BLACK SHADOW PORTRAITS: a photographic project exploring the dark

Hello! My name is Sebastiano Bianco, and I’m a visual artist. I would like to present my project called BLACK SHADOW PORTRAITS, a photographic project inspired by the art of cameos and by 18th century silhouettes.  I have tried to achieve similar results using the contrast between light and darkness. The shade creates a silhouette and leaves the rest to the imagination. Each viewer can add personal, intimate details to the characters. There is something magical and ancestral about the depths created by the color black, something we are all familiar with, as if the atavic fear of the dark we learned to overcome as children were now transformed into a magic portal through which we can access our innermost fantasies.