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Ghostly Silhouettes of People as Faint Memories

Fleeted Happenings is a series by photographer Andrew Lyman that presents portraits of people who appear like ghostly figures on Earthy landscapes. The Savannah, Georgia-based artist's collection explores “the transcendence of memory through time in relation to space.” Like a scene from one's own memory, each frame presents a dim, translucent snapshot of these people yearning to recall their time in a specific location.

Each silhouette in the series, lined with light, stands in a state of contemplation and nostalgia. There's a powerful sense of emotion in their stillness that translates brilliantly through the photo. Many of the images seem to present the subject as either longing to hold onto a memory or perhaps coming to peace with letting go of a time in their past life, good or bad. Ultimately, in any given frame, one can interpret the subject's memory and relationship to his/her environment in a myriad of ways.

Andrew Lyman website
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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