Over the last weeks, when I posted a Holi picture, and I gave it a textured, monochromatic feel to it, some of you felt that it was spooky, surreal. Some thought that the photograph looked like an army of mummies; that the photograph was almost hypnotic; that you would not want to come across those men on a dark night.
Oh, I did think of calling this post, ‘Monochrome Madness’ but, I thought that Leanne Cole may spank me, so I called it Monochrome Mania.
Colours evoke emotion. This, we know. The original picture was taken during the Holi celebrations, and is a period of intense celebration and colour. It is a time when the seasons change. I shan’t go into the history and mythology of the festival at this point.
Monochrome photography is generally deemed to be black & white photography. Colours have been removed. However, what you have in monochrome photography, are three colours – black, white, and shades of grey.
Monochrome, literally, means ‘one colour’.
These two Holi pictures are actually quite monochromatic, and the different interpretations evoke completely different emotions.
Have a look at the two images below, and let me know what emotion each evokes in you. The editing process for each has been extremely simple.