Color Perception and Interpretation

Color Perception and Interpretation

Color is one of the most important and fundamental aspects to any design, project, or space. We use color to communicate feelings and emotion, as well as for advertising, fine art, and architecture. It is a part of our daily lives yet it is so often forgotten, taken for granted, and misinterpreted.

Through this journal, I was able to explore and delve into the ever- expanding world of color. My photography does not focus on a particular subject, yet it does display color themes. Through these color themes, it is evident that color, although abundant in shades, hue, and tint, finds a specific position in our environment in regards to subject. For example, the colors green and brown are plentiful in natural items, such as plants, trees, and flowers. In contrast, the neutrals (gray, black, and white) are more prominent in man- made, or synthetic items.

Along with the color- themed photographs, you will find gesture drawings, information regarding the history of color, color quotes, color tests, information regarding color deficiencies, stories, color metaphors, real color advertisements, and many personal color revelations of specific photographs/ photographers in the history of photography. The compilation of this mixture of information leaves the viewer to an enhanced understanding about the use of color, and more insight into its perception and interpretation.

References:

Contemporary Color Theory and Use   by Steven Bleicher

Colors- Architecture in Detail   by Oscar Riera Ojeda and James McCown

orange01

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green14

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green10

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green08

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green06

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gray03

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gray02

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Blue01

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balloon03

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white10

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white03

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white02

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red04

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red03

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pink5

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brown07

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brown05

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brown04

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blue06

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blue05

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blue04

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balloon06

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One Response “Color Perception and Interpretation” →
  1. While they are all wonderful, I’m really digging #11. You’ll have to count down from the top to figure out which it is. Nice work. You’re quite the artist with a camera.
    Dave

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