"Value and Hue. Value is defined as the relative lightness or darkness of a color. It is an important tool for the designer/artist, in the way that it defines form and creates spatial illusions."
"Definition of tertiary colour. 1 : a colour produced by an equal mixture of a primary colour with a secondary colour adjacent to it on the colour wheel. 2 : a colour produced by mixing two secondary colours."
"Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.
Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness."
"Light red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love.
Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.
Brown suggests stability and denotes masculine qualities.
Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall."
Grazia South Africa
"Pastel Pink" Fashion Editorial
Quality Street Wrappers
I liked this whole idea of everything being wrapped in paper or plastic like sweets at Christmas. They are small decorations of colour that seem to be in every room of the house around this time of year, so to me they are very representative of the festive period. It would be interesting to create a room decorated as if it were a sweet, so everything is wrapped. Or even to create garment or dress a model with wrapping for a shoot that represents the holiday season.
Again with the taped wrapping of a model, this image shows clear tape changing the shape of the body and creating a very interesting shape. It reminds me of a puffer jacket, made out of the skin. I would love to progress my thoughts here and design a puffer jacket that isn't just a jacket...something that challenges what winter outerwear should look like. This feeds back into the project focus quite nicely as my Christmas holiday will be spent in the cold here in Surrey, so coats are necessary essentials.
In this image, I also like the marks the oils of the models skin have left on the tape, it reminds me of winter frost on windows.
Models wrapped in plastic/ christmas wrapping/ tape?
Tape at christmas is an essential, but taking it out of the context of present wrapping and instead, applying it to the body to contort or distort the look of a model, could create something very visually exciting. I like the use of the red tape too. I am going in the direction of using red for this project so this source image is going to play a key part in my inspiration.
SELF SERVICE N° 4 Photography: Mark Borthwick Styling: Jane How Model: Amy Wesson
"In the visual arts, colour theory is a body of practical guidance to colour mixing and the visual effects of a specific colour combination. There are also definitions (or categories) of colours based on the colour wheel: primary colour, secondary colour and tertiary colour."
"In colour theory, a tint is the mixture of a colour with white, which increases lightness, and a shade is the mixture of a colour with black, which reduces lightness. A tone is produced either by the mixture of a colour with grey, or by both tinting and shading."
"Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money."
This shade of green in particular connotes Christmas to me and landscapes lined with fir trees.
"Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation."
Always a Gentleman...Never a Saint
Photographed by Berta Pfirsich
Pink Monochromatic Sceneries
To play with spray paint in trying to create a monochromatic series of images could be fun. Maybe by taking festive objects I find over the winter break and spraying them the same colour, then arranging them in a series of photographs.
Eric T. White
I want to focus on a mixture of red and pink garments and backdrops for my photo series, bringing in some hits as to my surroundings over the christmas break, whilst also designing a theme that expresses colour and pattern.
I wanted to include some form of garments in my project as I've always dressed up for christmas at home. As a kid I would always wear coloured tights so I thought I'd take that idea and modernise it to fit in with the colour theme for my photo series.
"Charlie Engman has an unerring instinct on what takes for a photograph to work. Slightly surreal, highly contemporary and with an always premium clean finish, Engman's work has been easily recognized by the lovers of fine art and high fashion."
RED. Sector: Messenger Corps (Public Relations)
by fashion stylist Charlotte Everaert
The use of table decorations as an overlay on the photos is really interesting as it adds an extra sense of emotion to the image behind, which in the case of these two doesn't look particularly happy before. Its like a cover-up of festive feelings in the shape of stars.
The use of table decorations/ stars as a 3D layer on top of the image adds depth and further context into the time of year the picture is set in. It also adds potential for embroidered stars etc.
Xiao Wen Ju photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue China, December 2014