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The Perception of Colour

For quite a while now I’ve been trying to get to grips with the way we perceive colour.  It had started with some fairly fundamental questions – for example how can a white be defined by a single colour temperature number, and whether the rainbow contains all possible colours. What I was really interested in though was to what extent an analytic, or mathematical approach to colour could produce interesting works.

A proper understanding of how the eye processes colour (found somewhat surprisingly in the excellent book ‘Real World Color Management‘) was a good start and helped answer some of my questions. I had done some work with combinations of three colours in my ‘colour angle‘ series, but wanted to look more at the blending of colours.

The images below were photographed with a combination of coloured lights – no white at all and are pretty much as they came out of the camera. I did increase the brightness of the lettering on the second bottle so that it stands out more, but other than that they are relatively straight images.

I haven’t yet answered all of my questions, but feel like I’m making progress.

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Colour Mix I

cool trendy creative edgy fashion advertising editorial photography photographer London Auckland Ponsonby Still Life perfume fragrance colour glass color light chanel dior armani gucci no. 5

Colour Mix II

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