This summer, photographer Carissa Gallo released a series entitled "Color Studies". The aim of the series, in the portland-based photographer's words, is "to explore how the same color, both natural and unnatural, interact with one another."
This series spoke to me in several ways. I first came across this image (below) on Tumblr being used in reference to the injustices in Ferguson, which is how it caught my eye. When I discovered the other images in the series, Carissa Gallo became one of my favorite photogaphers.
To me, this series speaks to the creative soul. The correlation between color and creativity is strong in my perception of what art is. Creativity to me, are bursts of color- brightness, darkness, and every shade inbetween. The fact the subjects are totally immersed in color, translates to me as an expression of the dualism between the spectrum of human skin tones and the color spectrum. The various natural elements within the images, be it fruit, plants, or even animals- all reinforce to me this correlation between color appearing in the natural world, and how we are a part of that.
I thought I'd share the series with you here. Enjoy: