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INSPIRATIONAL COLORS

As a photographer whose work is primarily in color, I am often asked if I have a favorite color.  For years, I would try to think which of many colors was my favorite.  The truth is that I really don’t have a favorite color. Various colors in several hues are striking to me. I realized that I am drawn to colors in a more visceral sense.  Those that fascinate me are functional colors, usually married with light and captured or created within specific settings. Some favorite examples are:

Dominant Single Colors

The fiery orb of the sun setting in smoky haze

Glossy, scarlet lipstick painted on sensuous lips

The vibrant yellow of a backlit Hibiscus flower

The overwhelming green in the midst of a Vermont forest in summer

The deep azure of the Aegean Sea

The rich cobalt of the summer sky in Greece

The blinding whitewash of buildings on sunny Mykonos

The rich, polished black of a Mercedes sedan

The high-gloss ebony of a concert grand piano

Butch and Sundance running to glory in cinematic sepia

The ominous mystery of a castle in monochromatic, slate blue fog


Compelling Color Combinations

The drama of a red, white and black design in a Carnival costume or mask

The frothy white, teal and azure of waves crashing on a rocky shore

The brilliant red, white and blue of Old Glory flying on a sunny Memorial Day, or July Fourth

The radiant glow of neon signs humming in red, green and yellow

The perfectly subtle marriage of pastel pink, lavender and yellow in any composition

The blood orange, yellow and peach of a bed of tulips basking in summer sun

The variegated orange, yellow and red of Lantana flowers reaching skyward from their jade leaves, all illuminated by the setting sun.