In his book Hackney Flowers, Stephen Gill uses color in a unique way by adding it into the photos in a collage technique.  He uses color in the photos to inspire the brighter, more vibrant colors that he adds to them afterword, and then photographs them again in color film.  I hadn’t thought about color as something that could be added afterword in a photo, and I feel like it gives his images a three dimensional quality as well as texture from the objects he adds.  I think it is interesting that he uses mainly flowers and plants to add color to his images, which are mostly of urban streets and scenes.  The plant life both intensifies the color and softens the image at the same time because it adds a natural element to otherwise stark or muted photos.Image

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