Where Has All The Colour Gone?

April 21, 2014  •  1 Comment

Where Has All The Colour Gone?

It's Spring, the gardens and fields are blooming into a riot of colour and yet when I photograph the gorgeous tulips from my garden it's the monochrome conversions that really speak to me. I have red ones, purple ones, pink ones, delicate cream and green ones but the colours are not connecting with me. Strip that colour away and you are left with the simple form and texture of each bloom and this simple beauty is what shouts out to my emotions right now. A photograph is not only a recording of what is in front of you. The photographer brings every photograph and painting they have ever seen or produced, past experience as well as their present emotions to the table when they create a new image. For an image to work for the artist it has to resonate with their emotions and right now, colour is too much. I need to strip things back to their simplest form. The colour originals may still be "good" photographs but they do not portray my world as I see it today. I'm sure a psychologist would have a field day with this admission! So, join me in savouring the simple beauty of these tulips.

Parrot tulip in black and white
Tulipa "Little Girl" in black and white Tulipa Super Parrot detail in black and white Tulipa 'Greenland" mono
Tulipa Bakerij "Lilac Wonder" in black and white  

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