I love the colour red. And it’s not just because it’s my hair colour. I actually used to hate it. But suddenly, on one of my trips around Europe, I found myself drawn to everything red. At a bar on the beach in the Hague, Holland, I fell in love with some amazing red couches…and suddenly there were red motifs everywhere.
And then I found myself buying a red car. It was actually meant to be blue – but the car I bought was sold on me…funny that…and I ended up with an even better model that was red. I adore that car and I love the colour.
And then I found myself drawn to taking photos with red in them. I found the striking shades and the play with colour fascinating.
The photo for this week is one I took at a Paul Dempsey concert at the Fly By Nightclub in Fremantle, Western Australia. Firstly, Paul is an amazing presence on stage – tall, dark, haunting. And then there is the awesome decor of the Fly By Nightclub. Quirky and arty to match the town it is located in, and it has these amazing red lamps hanging from the ceiling (as well as a large, freaky hand and a moon face!).
It was standing in the concert that I decided to whip out my iPhone and try taking some pics with the Hipstamatic iPhone application – my first jaunt into the iPhone Photography App area. The photo is dark, yes, but I love how the red is so prominent and striking amongst the darkness and shadow of the club.