City Silhouettes by Jasper James

City Silhouettes is an interesting and beautiful series of photographs by Beijing/London-based photographer Jasper James, which consist of the silhouettes of city dwellers blended with the cityscapes in the background. James captures in his series a unique angle of people and their life in a new, and surely lasting, age of urbanism. It also captures a sense of wonder of looking above a city, with the awe of expansion. In case you wonder, there’s no Photoshop trickery involved — James uses reflections seen in glass and the images are composed entirely in-camera.

Of this series, City Silhouettes, James writes:

“These photos are part of an ongoing project that I have been shooting for the past few years in various cities around Asia. Sometime in 2008, the number of people living in urban areas outnumbered those living in rural areas for the first time in history. I thought it would be interesting to shoot portraits of these city dwellers combined with the image of a cityscape.”

All images © Jasper James (via)