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Need a Creative Spark? Take the Color Challenge Photo © Cynthia Staples
Cynthia Staples : Take the Color Challenge

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Need a Creative Spark? Take the Color Challenge

By Cynthia Staples

One of my favorite artists is Mark Rothko, a painter noted for his use of color. He is particularly famous for his works which focused on a single color or two. After watching a documentary about him, I wondered what it would be like to focus on a single color from a photographic standpoint. The color I chose was red.

I set no limits on myself except time. Each day I had to find and photograph at least one item. Given that I live in New England and that I began this project in autumn, I figured I'd find many a red leaf. Leaves I certainly found and so much more, including new creative energy. As autumn eases into winter, I may add a new color to my quest. What color might you choose?

Photo © Cynthia Staples

 

Photo © Cynthia Staples

 

Photo © Cynthia Staples

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Photo by Cynthia StaplesCynthia Staples is a highly creative writer and photographer living in the Boston area. Her words and images capture moments and memories and weave together inspiring stories for her readers. More »

Updated 4/17/14