Virgin Gorda Sunset
Floating in Layers
Cream City Brick with Color
In Red Glass
Brass & Flow Blue
Roof Tile Hues
Photography - The Beauty of Color
Imagine our typical view of the world only visible in shades of gray. Then, suddenly one fresh Spring morning, one awakens to see everything in resplendent color! How differently would we see and appreciate things from that moment on?
That thought often propels me to click the shutter button, or not. I approach color photography more with a painters’ perspective, capturing that which captures my heart. Henri Cartier-Bresson once said:
“It's an illusion that photos are made with the camera....they are made with the eye, heart and head.”
From the ‘stop the car now’ moments that would never draw the attention of most people, to suddenly laying down on the ground when hiking to get just the right viewpoint, it is often said photographers and artists see the world differently. We study emotions and the faces they live within. We might notice patterns and lines, both literally and abstractly, or see the negative of a space before we see the positive. We see in color and black and white, and shades of gray in every color.
While my heart beats lovingly in the world of black, white, gray and sepia, I could never begin to take the beautiful world of color for granted, and the gifts it continues to bestow.