Smooth color transitions are only ever noticed on physical paintings, models given to students in the classroom to help them learn to scale and never noticed when it appears right in front of us. A color scale is not man-made but rather stolen from the nature that produced it. Copied and pasted, but taking a second to pause and look out I found where the colors originate from and I captured them.
Taking inspiration from Hiroshi Sugimoto’s “Seascapes” collection I decided I would find the same environment in my backyard and that of others. Sugimoto starts with a bold and precise sentence, “Water and air.”, two elements that live together and wouldn’t exist without each other. I enjoyed finding the perfect time when the two elements blended together to form a beautiful gradient color scale only seen at that very moment. A few minutes prior or after to the photograph that same scale no longer existed and that was my goal, to capture the scale that nature provided me with at that moment.
I like to think that nature provides every being with a different scale, those who look at the same scene through different eyes never see the same image. Interpretation is up to one’s own thoughts. My project is meant to show my interpretations of nature’s color scales and how they can go from the dimmest of hues to fiery strong explosions of emotion.