Being colourblind- I’ve always had to rely on my emotional perception of something, in order to help me understand colours and how they would blend with each other. For a long time I was unhappy with what I was producing, as I never felt it portrayed to the viewer what I was seeing. As a child I used to love looking through my father’s film negatives. The lack of colour let me use my imagination to fill in the blanks as I saw fit.
Eventually I realised that pushing down a photograph to its simplest, ‘negative’ form- only then working up the details and blending in colours- I could truly feel, truly SEE the colours. It allowed me to show the world what I saw, or what I wanted to see. The ‘Ink’ series is the perfect example of my fascination with human emotions and their stories – How they resonate with and make me feel, and how to translate and use them to fill in the colours that I cannot see.
Category : Ink
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