In my studies this semester, I have completed a class that was all about color. This is the final portfolio and artists statement that accompanies it:
Color and motion are two of my favorite things to photograph.
Making images in color is easy to explain: we see in color, do we not? Color is so ubiquitous that we take it for granted. The approach I take to capturing color is to simply look – look for unusual colors, and unusual compositions.
Motion is at once; relaxing and exciting, calming and distressing, captivating and distracting. Motion can be used to help lull a teething baby to sleep. Automotive racers make for exciting and gripping action.
Color and motion can cause an emotional reaction; from the most subtle that barely registers a heartbeat to something primal, almost visceral - that makes the heart race.
It is in this context that I am attempting to further explore these two mediums, and present them anew in interesting ways.