What colour is your life at the moment?
Do you ever feel like an empty husk? A shell with nothing living in it? That’s what this picture reminds me of. At different times in my life, I’ve operated on autopilot, going through the moves, but feeling little joy. At the moment, I’m relating to the emotionally drained feeling, but I also know there’s a long way to go before empty. I took this picture a few weeks ago and it was over exposed, so I changed it to black and white. On an aesthetic level, this photo has a draw for me, but I suspect that comes from my own feeling of being over exposed and wanting a little time to myself for the colour to return.
Louise’s B&W captures the essence of a rainy Saturday and her words hint at the healing power of rain: “We had our first decent rain on Easter Saturday—it was only 9mm but it was welcome after our scorching summer. I walked the dogs around Lake Claremont while it was still showering, and the rain pattered against the hood of my raincoat and the droplets on the leaves caught the light so it looked as if the trees had been strung up with fairy lights. Then there was the smell—I want to bottle the scent of rain on parched earth. Along with that of freshly ground coffee, freshly mown grass, and freshly sharpened Staedtler pencils. Imagine if we could and all we had to do was take the lid off and inhale it whenever we needed a pick-me-up …”
The softness of this photo is such a contrast to the starkness of mine. I love them both.
Once a week, Louise (of Louise Allan: Life From the Attic) and I team up to share creative photos on our websites. It’s all part of our challenge to stretch ourselves creatively.