The Colours of Lomography: Red

If you want to draw attention, use the colour red! Read on to learn how more about the colour red and how I incorporate it into my photography.

Credits: lighttomysoul

Red is the color of energy. It’s associated with movement and excitement. People surrounded by red find their hearts beating a little faster. Red is the symbol of life (red blooded life!) and, for this reason, it’s the color worn by brides in China. Red is used at holidays that are about love and giving (red roses, Valentine’s hearts, Christmas, etc.) but the true color of love is pink. Pink is the most calming of all colors — often our most dangerous criminals are housed in pink cells as studies show that color drains the energy and calms aggression.

Important things are often coloured red so that you’ll notice them extra well, and see them very well in dire situations.

Luckily this ended well. Wasn’t a big fire, if any fire at all.
Red is very good when you want things to be noticed. No wonder all stop-signs are in bright red.
Red is also very Christmas’y in many countries and very reminiscent of winter for me.
In Sweden we have a house paint named “Falu Röd”, röd meaning red. I’d guess about 90% of our summer houses are painted this colour. And loads of regular houses as well. This is from Gammelstad which is on the Unesco world heritage list.
Can’t go wrong with fireworks.
Blood oranges juice and a cup of tea, both with the Ringflash in red.

What’s your best connection to red?

written by lighttomysoul on 2012-04-02 #red #lifestyle #color #photos #colour #photography #lomogrpahy

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