I don't really have a favorite color, but blue has never been high on the list. There is not a room in my house with even a hint of blue. Lately, though, it has been showing up more in my styling and props. I have been craving certain blues, winter blues, intense and sometimes odd shades that have a richness on camera.
There's hints of it showing up in some of my more rustic pottery and wood backgrounds, splashes of blue glazes,paints and stains that play against weathered browns and grays.
Washes of blue in hammered,transparent and frosted glass pieces.
Blue is the reason I bought this silly vintage dog glass, I guess.
It has me looking at props that I normally would pass up, busy antique patterns to explore. Flow blue,cobalt,indigo, woad... blues so deep they look forest green or black in certain light. They are all on my radar these days.
I've been experimenting with different tones and layering blues with teal and black.
Found these in my vintage fabric stash. Funky Japanese print cotton and this intense blue fabric that is not quite cheesecloth and not quite tulle netting. It is kind of interesting over another surface & tone, adds another dimension. I'll have to come back to this later!
In the end, color can be a powerful propping element when it is in the right light and setting. What color is your world these days?
On Camera with Photographer Chris Cassidy: from the deep blue sea