“Sunset Selfies” is a project by photographer John Marshall of Frye Island, Maine, who photographers silhouettes of himself posing with creative cardboard cutouts.
“Today, I was enjoying a sunset banana down by the lake when the most amazing thing happened,” Marshall writes of the photo above. “All of a sudden, this warm breeze started blowing across my neck and it smelled just like bananas too.”
Marshall draws each prop onto cardboard and then cuts them out with scissors by hand.
“The cutouts don’t look like much at first,” he says. “They’re rough, held together by duct tape. But when they’re backlit, all their imperfections fall away. I’m always surprised by what I get.” The shapes look “lousy” when seen in the light:
Marshall works professionally as a writer, so this photo project is something that lets him escape that world for little periods of time… “like being a kid again.”
Here are some other photos in the series:
You can find more photos and follow along with the project on its official Facebook page.
Image credits: All photographs by John Marshall and used with permission