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Informing Contexts – Hipstamatic Mini Project and Experiment 3 – Rust

Figure 1: Sutherst 2017

“Black-and-white photos tell the truth. That’s why insurance companies use them.”

– Allan Sekula

For this experiment, I produced mostly colour images.  Whilst these images catch your eye visually, I did find that the red paint was distracting on the steel girders I photographed.  The colour becomes the dominant feature of the images as opposed to the detail in the rust.  The monochrome images work better where there is a high contrast between the tones.  The lower contrast image at the bottom somewhat nondescript and easily overlooked in the series. This finding supported my work on the previous experiment.


Sekula, A. From 2017.  ⁄  color vs. black and white. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 12 March 2017].


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