Thursday, December 6, 2012

Illustration for Brownbook

Paper models again. A commissioned work for Brownbook Magazine, UAE for Issue 36. 
It was about the middle eastern filmmakers- voicing their opinions on issues that affect them. 

Usually when I create illustrations or models, I make use of a lot of colors.. But this time I was told that a serious illustration was required for the cover. At the same time, it should be somehing fun to look at. I remembered what Raghu Rai once said and then tried a little selective desaturation after taking the picture.

Raghu Rai once said that black-and white photography can express shades of gray in a way that colour can not. 

Sometimes, we need to silence the noise of colour. A color photo might not be able to capture the full pathos of a sad situation, because it might contain bright yellows and oranges, which represent an upbeat emotion.

Every colour has an emotional connotation, he said. So in order to tell a story as authentically as possible, colour needs to be muted to give way to black and white.

In-process image:

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