Lomographic Color Studies: Film Noir

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We've finally nailed down the basic colors from primary to secondary; now it's time to study other colors, hybrids, and palettes that make this world more complex and non-binary. With cinematic glasses, we tend to look at life like a movie. The reel rolls into a palette of silvery grayscale.

Sometimes, one cannot help it. When nighttime comes in or when there is the downpour, there's the heavy pull of romanticizing such a dark, gloomy mood. So, you wear those black wayfarers, and everything loses color. Just like in film noir.

Credits: kobehasanidea, neneohcs, vici & alex34

It's a silly act to walk in the dark while wearing sunglasses, but you like it this way when people don't know you when you don't see much of things as you are lost in your head. When everything's black and white, it all seems simpler to understand.

Charcoals meant shadows, stark snow white for sources of light, and the multiple shades of gray -- for everything else. Everything else dumped into one color. That is a feat we don't usually get to do because the reality is actually noisy and messy as it is colorful. Life is easier in monochrome, one would suppose.

Everything turns into shapes and forms like German Expressionist cinematography. This Hollywood-like palette enhances the enigmatic side of you while you tuck yourself in your coat and you walk past the dim alley.

Careful now, brooding hero. The suspense and tragic demise of leaving the world of color only hide in plain sight.

Credits: kobehasanidea, caprice, jacky84, pretletterp, grenoouille & pan_dre

2018-01-13 #culture #black-and-white #film-noir #lomographic-color-studies

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One Comment

  1. w-david
    w-david ·

    Oh I could spend hours in Noir :)

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