all images via Nikolai Tolsty via My Modern Met
The beauty of a silhouette is remarkably apparent in artist Nikolai Tolsty's work. Tolsty photographs a superimposed paper cutout over things found in Mother Nature (wet grass, bold colored flowers, fallen leaves, tree trunks, etc.). Each backdrop for each cutout is complementary and seemingly seamless. The sharp contrast of the white paper with colors found in nature allows the cutout to look full of life and dimension. The result of his work is simple and elegant.
Although it doesn't take much to see beauty in nature, Tolsty manages to elevate that concept.