Saturday, August 7, 2010
Let me start with a disclaimer that I do not, generally speaking, endorse this kind of photography. In certain instances, I find it veers recklessly towards sentimentalism. But, if done right, it has definite merits and can be pleasantly startling. (The little girl holding the red balloon at the end of the movie Schindler's List uses it without being gratuitous, I think.)
So, for the current contest at Midwest Photo Exchange, I tried my hand at it. Go see the entries here and tell me what you think! What are the most successful examples you can see?
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
What do you have that is orange?
Monday, August 2, 2010
It isn't news to anyone that different colors have different meanings from culture to culture. But orange seems to have a consensus of sorts. It's bold without the aggression of red. It's defiantly happy. It seems to stimulate appetites, creativity and sociability across nationalities. Native Americans credit orange with kinship, while China and Japan see in it love. I just like it.