The Mariam Sitchinava 'Staring at the Sun' Series

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Aug 4, 2011 • References: mariam.ge and booooooom
There are few things more relaxing in life than standing at the top of a mountain, rolling on the grassy hills and enjoying the gorgeous summer sun, and the Mariam Sitchinava 'Staring at the Sun' photoset captures exactly that.

The series shows a young woman dreamily staring out at the landscape that lies below as she stands on a gorgeous hillside. The photos are self-reflective and create a feeling of nostalgia. The lighting is incredible, with the sky at times appearing soft and calm, and in other photos dark and threatening. The images that capture the model from behind looking out at the sky look like paintings or stills from an old film, with the highly saturated colors and breathtaking simplicity in the scenery.

The Mariam Sitchinava 'Staring at the Sun' series experiments with digital imaging, filling the shape of the model's body with an image of a starry sky in one photo. These simple, yet stunning photographs are proof that sometimes a picture can say more than words ever could.