The temptation to make our pictures vibrant and colourful is understandable. After all colours make images pop. But there are times when going the other direction makes the image stand out even better. I’m of course talking about rendering pictures in monochrome, specifically in black & white.
This isn’t an official image post. Rather an announcement of the start of a personal photography project.
The idea came to me after posting this image. I realised that the primary colour is one of the 7 colours of a rainbow – Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red. So I began thinking of the possibility of following this post up with six more, each featuring people dressed up in each of the remaining rainbow colours.
The concept is simple, well relatively. The images would be of people dressed up prominently in each of the seven colours of the rainbow. To accentuate these wonderful subjects I’d render the remaining background in monochrome. And most important of all is the fact these images would need to be candid street shots.
Hopefully this pet project of mine will also help me improve my skills as a street photographer.
So here’s hoping to working on this personal project this year and completing the RainBow series and also becoming a better photographer.
P.S. Oh and the mini cupcakes in the post are my way of saying thanks for sticking around. 🙂
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