The Sound of Silence: Photography by Tyler Rayburn

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American photographer Tyler Rayburn sees the beauty of isolation; disconnecting oneself from urban life for hours to reflect, introspect and see beyond. He takes singular portraits of himself and models placed in front of breathtaking canyons and endless sea cliffs—it is his way of documenting his travels and stories. He almost died in one shoot, “the rocks were too unstable to sit where I wanted to,” he says, and yet he continues to take risks to perfect his art form and show us parts of the human soul and the magnetic force of nature.

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Adriana is the Webby Award-winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine, and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting tattooists' lives and work and publishing on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life, and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.