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Open Mic: Elliot Kuo’s Photography

I love taking silhouettes. They’re a bit like B&W photos in that they block out all the distracting elements and let the viewer just focus on the subject–a quality which I really enjoy. These three were taken in some woods near my house at sunset.

Elderly subjects are really interesting and actually can be quite easy to photograph given they don’t move around all that much. These two photos are of my grandpa reading the paper. I thought I did a pretty good job capturing the relaxed atmosphere, which was what I was going for.
Black and white photographs can isolate the textures, edges, and emotions of a scene and are a favorite of mine. Here, my subject was wearing a scarf, so I tried my best to emphasize the texture of it.
Lastly, here are two shots of my cousin’s dog Drago. Dogs make surprisingly good models, and the main challenge I had was getting his fur the right color in Lightroom.
Thanks for stopping by!


Meet the Photographer

How old are you?

Where do you live?
A difficult question, but I am currently spending most of my time in Boston, MA.

What classes are you taking with TPS?
Beginner to Brilliant Photography and Advanced Composition.

What’s your favorite thing about photography?
This may sound cliche, but my favorite thing about photography is finding different ways to shoot everyday objects and subjects.


  1. Wow!! These photos are beautiful.

  2. Naomi Hochstedler

    Wow! These are amazing! I loved the silhouettes!

  3. So cool! Love your choice of subjects Elliot!

  4. Wow these photos are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!

  5. These are so gooooooood!! Plus the DOGGO is so cute!!!!!!!

  6. ok so this is really really random, but @Elliot did by chance go to the SUZhou camp 2019 summer?