City Silhouettes: Skylines Seen Through Portraits of City Dwellers

City Silhouettes is a beautiful project by Beijing-based photographer Jasper James that consists of portraits of city dwellers blended with the cityscapes in the background. There’s no Photoshop trickery involved — James uses reflections seen in glass and the images are composed entirely in-camera.

City Silhouettes by Jasper James (via Feature Shoot)

Image credits: Photographs by Jasper James and used with permission

  • Anonymous

    Such a cool idea and rendered so well.

  • Daniel Yu Suzuki

    So I’m guessing it’s dual exposure with film. It reminds me of the ‘Girl with dragon Tatto’ Poster.

  • stanimir stoyanov

    Awesome double exposures!

  • Brendon Kozlowski

    Looks like a single exposure actually. It appears to be a reflection from one window/mirror on another window. Very clear and well thought out though.

  • seanmophoto

    so double exposure or single exposure?  any idea on technique on these…love them.  Brendon, you think its a mirror reflection on a window?

  • ash

    if it is single exposure,how did the baby against the window shot?

  • Martin

    All pictures seems to by taken from the terrace of the same skyscraper. And there is probably something like glass railing with mirror wall agains it…

  • brett maxwell

    even at f/32 on a compact sensor there’s no way you could get all the depth of field required to create these shots in a single exposure.

  • Andre Gasket

    Particularly so for the close up of the guy with the glasses. The ‘far’ side of his glasses is already blurring, let along building which are approaching are even further away (closer to infinity). Must be multiple exposure.