As you know, colour is something that I feel deeply passionate about. When I set about creating a still life to photograph, I usually have a colour in mind that I want to build it around. I often have a craving for a particular shade of mint green or lilac (does anyone else get that?). Other days it’s not so clear, and it might be more about the light.
On this particular day, I wanted create something dark and moody, with inky shades of indigo, midnight blue and teal. I’ve come to appreciate these deeper, moodier colours so much more over the last six months. I don’t think I could ever go the full hog and paint a room dark. This is where my painted backdrops come into play, and fulfil that need for rich darkness in my photographs. (I did the wonderful Kim Klassen’s online backdrop making course. It’s open again for enrolment, I loved it and highly recommend it.)
In other news, guess whose kitchen is on the front cover of a magazine called Reloved!! Mine! I’m off to buy myself a copy tomorrow morning (whilst my poor clapped out old motor has some essential work done on it!). I’ll take some snaps to share with you. The magazine is available throughout the UK, so do have a look next time you’re in the newsagents!
Last week’s posts you might have missed…
In case you missed my posts from last week and our snow bubble, please do hope over and take a look. Lola and I made our own version of Red Riding Hood here, and I photographed Norwich looking magical in the freshly laid snow here. I’m so looking forward to blossom season, this year I’m determined that I will make the most of it, and capture Norwich looking pretty in pink!