Photographers Sherrie Nickol and David Katzenstein are the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributors of this portrait photography.  From the  ‘Black on White’ series.  To see Sherrie’s and David’s body of work, click on any image.






The Black on White series of silhouettes grew out of husband and wife team Sherrie Nickol and David Katzenstein’s larger collaboration, The Citizen Project, in which they photographed 2500 people in their NOHO studio over a three-year period.

These photographs serve as an exploration into shape and form. Backlighting the subjects accentuates their gestures and movements, simultaneously simplifying and magnifying the sense of motion and energy. Viewed as a collection, the images take on a cohesiveness, drawing attention away from the individual emotion of each subject and instead highlighting their interconnectedness. By ‘flattening’ the subjects against a white background, the photographs allow the viewer to focus on the design of the human person, the lines and shape of each subject. This large, dynamic, collection captures the movement and energy which informs our lives but which often goes unnoticed.







All images © Sherrie Nickol and David Katzenstein



See also:

Portraits of Dancers

By Sherrie Nickol


The Human Experience Project

By David Katzenstein



Sherrie’s and David’s Previous Contributions To Edge Of Humanity Magazine

Sherrie Nickol

Parisians & Their Daily Lives

Moments Of Intimacy

David Katzenstein

The Vibe Of New York City

Bronx’s Bodegas – A Celebration Of The American   Dream

Long Live The Books

Two Days, Two Artists & Two Portraits Depicting The South Bronx’s Regulars

I Was There” The Inauguration Of President Donald J. Trump

Travel Photography From Around The World

1980’s Blues Musicians In Mississippi & Tennessee

Mexico – Travel Photography

Travel Photography & Stories From Around The World

Women – Bondo Tribe, Odisha, India

World’s Rituals





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