“The colour of fashion.”
In the recent months, as I work on my next indie short film, I have taken an interest in photography. And what type of photography, fashion photography. The reason for photography is because it keeps me in that creative aspect of life as I work on my films, screenplays, playwrights, books, and blog posts. But most of all, I love the blend of colors that are used in fashion, and not necessarily the designer. In the world of fashion, people are so into designers, but I like imagery of the photo shoots. So once I am finished with my second short film, I am going to delve into photography while I continue to write. Because as an artist, you must learn to keep your mind and options open. A good filmmaker is talented in other areas of interest which makes the filmmaking process that much more interesting.
Currently the fashion week event is being held in Paris, France, and while people are focused on the runway, I have been looking at the pictures people post. What is it about colors that stand out to me? I love how using colors we can tell a story, even the mood in a scene of some sort. How we use bright or even illuminating colors when observing a heightened mood, but more dull and dark colors in a mood in which the person is depicted in a sunken place. But for me, I would like to depict people vice verse at times, where people in a good mood can be outfitted in dark attire, while something lively and joyful is dark in nature. How to get your point across using this could be tough with photography because the brain receives information through the eye and tells us how to feel about a particular situation. Now the photo attached to this paragraph that I found on the internet is of a woman with the colors which are dark in nature. She is seen through the eye as provocative, and might aim at trying to appeal to the viewer sexually. But she could very well be dancing at a nightclub having fun and was captured in a sexy moment.
Now was that the intent of the photography was to catch her in a sexy and provocative moment? Only the the one taking the picture knows. But the above photo is a perfect example of how our minds are manipulated into thinking that what we see means what it is supposed to mean. Now what about the photo that is attached to this paragraph. This is a photo by photography Jeff Tse, who takes photography up close to show the expression of a certain aspect of the human face of an emotion perceived. The photo is bright and colorful, but the woman may not feel as such. She could appear happy, but the colorful flower over her eye could be her hiding a scar or wound.
See, in the end, the same emotion you want to evoke on film applies to photography. And the still imagery paid attention to frame by frame, could make the imagery of the story being told flow through motion picture. All I know is that 2018 is going to be an upside year for me. Now I am learning, but with my understanding of space, imagery, blocking, already via film, I think I can step up to the learning curb quicker in photography.
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