I immediately thought of this photo when I read the word ‘blue’. When taking some photos for the singer/songwriter Daisy Guttridge, there were some gorgeous blue lights placed around the venue, and I was keen to take lots of photos. Here a blue light was shining down some fire escape steps, so I dashed down and got Daisy to sit on the steps. She was a little shocked, but pleased enough with the result to forgive me.
Blue doesn’t have to just be a tangible colour though, as it is forever associated with emotions such as melancholia and distress. I think this photo not only encapsulates the colour blue in its delicate lighting, but brings forward the mood of being blue too. It illustrates to us that colour and emotion will be perpetually inextricably linked, and although it is always nice to see a smiling subject, the juxtaposition of those two separate emotions would have destroyed the balance of this portrait. I love playing with emotion and light in photos, and this one is a perfect combination of the two.
http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=daisy+guttridge <– The singer’s soundcloud