Of course, having run up the flag for B&W recently and professed my preference for subtle, muted color, the first thing I did then was to go out looking for fine examples of strong, saturated, vivid color.
Because with all things photographic and indeed artistic, there's good and bad of most everything. The trick is to find the good.
So check out the work of photographer/collector and old-friend-o'-TOP Rodger Kingston, whose new book Searching for Edward Hopper is more than just enjoyable. I can't afford the book (Rodger might send me a second, and I'll hope for that), but you can look at the book spread-by-spread for free (or buy it if you like) at rpkphoto.
Really nice if you ask me...for color.
I kid, I kid. Don't kill me.
As for the color, this is the color the photographer likes—consistently—and I think he makes it work. It's how he wants his work to look. I sometimes say that "good art convinces," and partly what I mean is that if you're open to art, you're not necessarily looking just for art that works on your terms, but for art that you think works on its own terms.
If Searching for Edward Hopper were a commercial book this work might find lots and lots of fans. Take a nice long soak and enjoy.
(Thanks to Rodger)
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