This week feels a little like a study in shapes (mostly circles), and I’ve continued playing with shallow depth-of-field. I also noticed when I turned an image black-and-white that most of my Project Life has been in color. This is an especially interesting discovery if you are familiar with my portrait portfolio and history with photography.
I started with hand-rolled black-and-white film and darkroom developing in 1995, completed a college degree in photography and graphic design, made the switched to digital photography in 2003, owned a portrait and wedding photography company for 15 years, and through it all I’ve been obsessed with black-and-white images! There’s something particularly striking about black-and-white portraits – the eyes and facial features come to life in a very different way when color isn’t a factor.
This portfolio is largely objects and landscapes so the dominance of color makes sense, but it was an interesting realization, and one of the goals of my Project Life is to pay attention and get to know myself as an artist all over again!