Wednesday, February 18, 2015

yellow light flicker beat

Yellow light has a life all of its own- its not like white light in that it can be dissected into its constituent parts. No, yellow light takes on a meaning all of its own and is nostalgic dreamy and a little bit grainy all at the same time. Despite it kind of being everywhere, we don't see it used a lot in fashion as compared to its liberal use in the lives of kindergarteners. I like how strong and characteristic it is though, the way Wes Anderson used it in his 2007 short Hotel Chevalier or most recently in Björk’s Vulnicura. Prominent fashion photographer Tim Walker has also brought out the beauty in yellow although it is relatively rare when compared with his main body of work. Lots of people complain about yellow making them look sickly, which I guess is why there aren't so many clothes or accessories in this colour. It's a shame that so many people are willing to avoid something like a new colour though. It would certainly make the world just that little bit more interesting for avid street style photographers.

1- Tim Walker, Vogue Italia 2007. 2- Lindsey Wixson shot by Tim Walker for Vogue Italia 2012. 3, 4, & 5- Hotel Chevalier short, Wes Anderson (2007). 6- unknown.
Josephine Le Tutour by Anthony Maule in Numéro February 2014. 8-hellolittledaisy, 9- The Graveyard’s Edge, “Scenes from an imaginary movie” by Petra Collins. 10- Angels Dream In Whispers © 2008 Akif Hakan Celebi . 11- Amber Ortolano. Color As Therapy Vol. Two, January 2015. 12- Beauty at Ter et Bantine F/W 2014 at PFW. 13- Björk’s Vulnicura (2015).

1 comment:

  1. I hate the way yellow is shunned, it's such a versatile and beautiful colour x