by gillian claire: A Year of Color: Black + *White*

1.20.2017

A Year of Color: Black + *White*

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     Creatively, I have found that I have to exist in spurts. I need time away from certain things to regroup and feel inspired. The artistic part of me is never turned off, but it has to reset and live in phases. The past year has been a year of resting from my camera. That's not to say that I haven't picked it up here and there, but I haven't had many big projects or shoots that I've planned out and put my soul into. The year before last I was going to school and putting my heart into a lot of projects and ideas and so this past year has been one for rest.
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     Now I feel ready to maybe pick up my camera again and see what happens. When I saw that some bloggers I know were doing "The Year of Color" link-up, it really inspired me. I figured that maybe I could use the prompts as a little personal project for myself. I love the idea of open ended photo projects and while the intention behind their project isn't purely photography based, it's how I think I will try to interpret it.
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     This month's color is white. I don't immediately think of white as being my favorite color but I think that deep down it might be. I am always drawn to white and white space. When I was studying art in college, people would repetitively point out that my art: photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, any work that I've done, has a theme of white. Light and airy and clean always appeals to me. When I edit photos, I often reprocess them a few times before they feel "white" and "bright" enough. I had a painting teacher ask me why I liked white so much and I realized that it's a color that calms me. I feel like I've had much chaos in my life and white, somehow draws me to peace. Art is very therapeutic to me.
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     I just found out about this Color of the Year link up so I didn't have time to go out and use my camera just yet. So I rounded up some of my favorite black and white images to put together here hoping that looking through them would give me a little inspiration to go out and shoot something soon.
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How does white make you feel?
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Be sure to check out the wonderful bloggers behind this link up and join in as well! You can add your first post anytime this month!
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6 comments:

  1. Absolutely lovely collection of photographs, ever inspiring. I look forward to following along as you participate in this LinkUp. <3

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  2. Gillian - these are all so amazing!! Your photography is so, so good. Thank you so much for joining us! I can't wait to see how pink inspires you in February!

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  3. These are all so so beautiful! But the dandelion ones are my favorite!

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  4. I love these images and your take on the white themed link-up!

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  5. Those pictures are gorgeous! I'm so glad you linked up!

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  6. I love these shots, the perspective on that swing picture is so neat. I'm so glad you linked up with us and I hope you will again!! February is pink, can't wait to see what you come up with! ;)

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