Another Color Chase Challenge post! If you've never heard of it, the Color Change Challenge is a monthly photography challenge. It focuses on a different color every month. There are tons of photo challenges out there. I like this one a lot because it encourages me to get outside of my comfort zone, provides some extra motivation to keep photographing even between clients, and gives me an opportunity to photograph many different types of subject matter.
The color for May was grey. Which, as you can imagine, was a little tricky. Not tricky to *find* grey. There is plenty of grey in Pittsburgh. But tricky to portray it in an interesting, and aesthetically pleasing way. Grey isn't a color you usually associate with bright, beautiful, blooming May!
My family portraits tend to be pretty bright, and cheerful, and I love taking those photos. And if you know me, I am a pretty cheerful person and I tend to wear a lot of bright colors, and patterns. That is my jam. But, I have a bit of a fascination with darker imagery as well.
There is something seductive about edgy, gloomy and dark.
Needless to say, I had a great time indulging my darker side a little bit with these photos. Thanks for reading!
My daughter's profile at dusk.
A positive message on a rusty box seen in the Strip District.
Lichen, spotted while camping.
Peeling paint inside an abandoned building.
This is in the window of Saints and Sinners Tattoo in Shadyside.
A giant ornate window in a carousel-turned-skateboard park in Asbury Park.
Droplets on a leave the morning after a thunderstorm.
I seriously love moths.
Apartment building in Shadyside. It looks quite cheery in the daytime, but here looks pretty ominous.