“If one says ‘Red’ – the name of color – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.” — Josef Albers
Red, one of the primary colors and also one of the most thought provoking colors. The color as a meaning has so many different interpretations. Red can mean anger, agitation, and frustration or can be down right irritating. On the other hand red can have a passionate meaning simply because it’s associated with love and Valentine ’s Day. Personally, red is my favorite color not for it’s meanings but because I am drawn to it. It’s like a siren calling out to me and I can’t resist. I have a closet full of red shirts or colors closely associated. I drive a red car. I used to overly use red when I painted. It’s such an alluring color, I just can’t help myself!
Since I am so in love with red I thought it would be perfect for today’s theme. I thought the assignment would be fairly easy since red is practically at every street corner from brake lights to stop signs. But again my theme was more challenging then I thought. The image and brightness of the red I wanted was not always present. I wanted fire truck red, not brick red, not burnt red and not light red. I wanted the deep burning red that makes a person stop for second or take a second look! Did I find it? Well, I think so. Or I guess the more important question is did I capture it in my photographs? Yes, I believe I did. Hopefully you’ll think the same.