Photo Essay

Colour is a part of the story

On the Balcony

I took these photos almost 2 years ago, but wasn't proud of my work. Just copied and forgot about them. Till now.

I'm a big cinema fan and Jean Pierre Jeunet is one of my favourite directors. If you have seen "Delicatessen", "City of the lost children", "Amelie" or "Micmacs" then probably you noticed that each of Jeunet's film has its own and unique combination of colours. For example: "Delicatessen" - gray sepia, "City of the lost children" - dark green, "Amelie" - sunny orange.

That inspired me to create my own filter and use it with these originally characterless photos. Maybe some of them look quite odd or artificial but that's the exact effect I wanted to achieve. I wanted to make them look moody and nostalgic but also a bit disturbing and anxious. And I'm hoping they look so.

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3 responses

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (22 Jan 2011):

    great work...yeah!

  • Ritchie Rich

    Ritchie Rich said (2 Feb 2011):

    Great stuff Artur! And I love Jeunet too...

  • Allison Minter

    Allison Minter (Deleted) said (1 Mar 2011):

    The photos are beautiful and I think very much in keeping with the looks of the movies you reference. Nice job!

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