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15 Ways of Seeing: Solitude

By Phoebe Barrett - 2 min read

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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

real people, one person, sitting, indoors, lifestyles
one person, real people, males, men, eyeglasses
shirtless, water, lifestyles, one person, leisure activity
one person, indoors, young adult, sitting, relaxation
furniture, sitting, indoors, young adult, one person
 25-29 Years,  Adult,  Arts Culture And Entertainment,  Bed,  Casual Clothing
 Close-Up,  Day,  Focus On Foreground,  High Angle View,  Horizontal Image
one person, tree, real people, water, lifestyles
 30-34 Years,  Blond Hair,  Cape Verde,  Caucasian Ethnicity,  Day
 25-29 Years,  Boat,  Casual Clothing,  Day,  Dress
 Black Color,  Casual Clothing,  Day,  Forest,  Green Color
bed, bedroom, real people, indoors, sleeping
open, indoors, entrance, no people, architecture
spirituality, religion, real people, men, people
 Blurred Motion,  Dubai,  Fountain,  Lake,  Leisure Activity

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.