Roy G. Biv
Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet. Colours that are commonly described as what make up a rainbow. I love how people - most people - still get excited when they see a rainbow, even adults. There is a certain indescribable enchantment to a rainbow, no matter how faint or short it is. Double rainbow? Don't even. Most people would think it is a sure sign of a miracle about to happen. I myself feel an indescribable elation when I see a rainbow, be it an arc in the sky or a random prism rainbow on the floor. To me, it just feels like a good mood booster that instantaneously makes me feel happier by momentarily taking away any worry. Think floating on clouds with pastel coloured cotton candy and little baby unicorns flying around. A bit psychedelic but that is the effect this dainty phenomenon has on me. Perhaps it symbolizes hope after a struggle; the sun coming out after the rain and clouds subside like the light at the end of a tunnel.
Black and white photography will forever be my very favourite but I also have a soft spot for photos with colours that pop. It's shameful that the colours of the world can never be truly captured in a photograph but I'm glad to have found the Jane lens and Love 81 film combination, as well as the Jane lens and Blanko film combination in the Hipstamatic app on the iPhone that enhance the colours of my photographs without much exaggeration. The colours in my photographs are almost as vibrant as the real deals. As much as I secretly hate Hipstamatic now after their many updates which have caused painfully slow start-ups of the app each time I use it, as well as freezing my phone periodically, and crashing the app so often it makes me want to throw my phone sometimes, I also openly love love love the app. It's a damn love-hate relationship from which I cannot part. I love the challenge and the thrill - when the bloody app works properly - of not knowing what my photos would look like until a few moments after I snap the photos. I also love how the effects are applied before I take the photos because I don't like changing the photos too much after I capture the images. This app, albeit the frustration it often brings me, makes me love photographing more and more.