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15 Ways of Seeing: Solitude

By Phoebe Barrett - 2 min read

Inspired by John Berger's 1972 book 'Ways of Seeing,' our '15 Ways of Seeing' series is an invitation to see the world differently. Each week, we highlight one theme with 15 photos. This week we showcase the beauty of solitude and all the ways in which it can be interpreted.

“The whole value of solitude depends upon oneself; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.”

— John Lubbock, Peace and Happiness

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MAN SITTING ON TABLE AT CAFE
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PORTRAIT OF SHIRTLESS MAN SITTING IN SEA
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YOUNG WOMAN SITTING ON SOFA
Woman sitting on bed against wall at home
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Man playing guitar while lying down on bed
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Reflection of man and trees on water
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SIDE VIEW OF WOMAN STANDING BY LAKE
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Rear view of woman on mountain road against sky
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High angle view of woman sitting on boat in sea
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Rear view of woman sitting on swamp
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Naked woman sleeping on bed at home
WINDOW OF HOUSE
Men sitting in mosque
Rear view of silhouette standing against fountain at night
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Want to share your ways of seeing the world differently? Share your photos on EyeEm using the tag ‘Ways of Seeing’ and we’ll gain inspiration for future themes. Would you like to license any of these photos? See more here.