Monday, 10 November 2014

WHAT'S A PICTURE WITHOUT COLOUR?

Monochromes. This is the word you will find in most of the photos I upload on Instagram. I have been taking my photography quite seriously and it is a shame that I have not brought some to my blog. Blame it on my procrastination. I am also thinking of moving to a website now, because sometimes I come here and I just become confused about what this blog is all about. There are many things I want to put up but I just do not want to look like an orderly yet  chaotic lady. Nevertheless, I am getting things in line now.

So, what are monochromes? Google defines it as a photograph or picture developed or executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one color. Photos look brilliant in color. There is no debate about it. During golden hour, even better. Sunsets and sunrise, very breathtaking. Weddings, you cannot afford to take away the color, with it you take the moment too. So why do I shoot in black and white? Because then, do you really see what the photo is actually all about.
Color pops. Color exclaims. Color commands. Color draws attention. The green looks so lush. The yellow is just so warm. The pink, its so soft. The blue is just the perfect blue. The red is so fiery. What is a photo without color then?
A photo without color makes you focus on more than the color. It makes you see the photo. It makes you see the roundness of the hut, the edge of the table, the shape of the object. It makes you take in the composites of the photo, the laughter of the girl, the glimmer of her eyes. It makes you see what, otherwise color would have blinded. And when you can see these, then you have seen the photo. Then you have understood the photo. Then you know the photo.  
But, the world is so full of vile and evil. Color is what brings back the life. Color is what draws the hope from us. Color is what draws the lips on our face and widens our eyes. Color is life. Yes it is. And monochrome is wonder. Like a baby, full of wonder. And wonder is what keeps us going. Wonder is what makes our minds come alive. Wonder makes you question in awe. It then ticks your imaginative bone. What color could that be? What if it is red? What if it's not?
Wonder should not be lost with our childhood. Wonder brings interest. Wonder wakes curiosity. Wonder is the emotion that drives the intellectual mind. Monochromes bring wonder. And that is why I love monochromes. I want more than just the plain feeling a beautiful photo gives me. I want more than just good feel. I want to see, I want to wonder, I want awe. I want to understand. I want to know.


Color is imperative. Color makes me smile, but it just seems I love to wonder more. 

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”-Ted Grant

“The most colorful thing in the world is black and white, it contains all colors and at the same time excludes all.”-Vikrmn.

NB: All photos taken and edited by me.
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      Well, the thought is there, the action should follow soon:)

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    2. De revolution is here now oooh. Hihihihi. Now I'm feeling like a virus. Infecting everything I see ooooooh.

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