Did you think of Lady Gaga when you saw that first picture? Yes, we did too. While we're all used to seeing happy and upbeat photography, it's wonderfully refreshing when we're presented with something completely different. Silent-View photography stands out for this reason: it's deeply dramatic and even slightly dark.
Silent-View (the photographer) and Fraeulein von Rosenfelde (the model) create gloomy, bizarre and sometimes unsettling photographs that are punctuated with pops of color. Their use of red, in contrast with the black, brings attention to their aim of conveying strong emotions.