Photographer Joaquín Lucas Has Created A Colourful Universe, Inspired By Wes Anderson’s Colour Palette

Joaquín Lucas has created a colourful universe, inspired by Wes Anderson’s colour palette. In his gallery, he mixes nature with architecture and presents stripped-down compositions filled with bright and inspiring tones. Continue reading »

“The East End In Colour”: Rare And Gorgeous Kodachrome Photographs Of London In The 1960s And 1970s


Brushfield Street, 1970 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

These previously unpublished photographs by David Granick capture the streets and waterways of London’s East End in the warm hues of Kodachrome film. Journey back in time to a place now long vanished. Continue reading »

A Photographer Took Glorious Colour Photographs Of London In Early 1970s

All we know about these fascinating photos of London in 1972 is that they were more than likely taken by an American tourist. Continue reading »

Delightful And Rare Photographs Of The Year 1890 In Colour

Photochromes are vibrant and nuanced prints hand-coloured from black-and-white negatives. Created using a process pioneered in the 1880s, these images offer a fascinating insight into the world when colour photography was still in its infancy. A Tour of the World in Photochromes is at the Swiss Camera Museum, Vevey, until 21 August.

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Women in Algeria, 1899. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian) Continue reading »

An Artist Infused Colour Into A 100-YO Black & White Photo And The Result Is Beyond Stunning

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Black-and-white photos have their own charm but they often make us wonder the alternative – would the people or objects captured look different in colour?

Artist Marina Amaral decided to give history an entirely new perspective when she started infusing colour into pictures captured in monochrome. Putting Photoshop to some good use, Marina reproduced many iconic pictures by bringing them to life in a celebration of colours, preserving their innate authenticity all the while. Continue reading »

This Chameleon Cake Can Change Colour Due To One Amazing Bakery Technique

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There’s nothing half-baked about the skills of the person who created this astonishing kitchen wonder. The optical illusion cake is the work of a Youtube baker called Charlotte Sometime and features a colour scheme which looks like the plastic twirling decorations sold at hippy street markets. Continue reading »

20 Places Where Nature Went Crazy With Colour

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Among the huge variety of different landscapes you can find out there in the world, there are some which are so striking it’s as if you’ve woken up in a fairy tale. Incredible, riotous combinations of colours give the impression that nature is deliberately trying to parade the full scope of its beauty for us to admire, all in one place.

We’ve put together a virtual tour of some of the brightest, most vivid places on the planet. Continue reading »

Mystery of ‘Lady in Red’ Who Appeared in Mervyn O’Gorman’s 1913 Colour Photos

The young beauty looks thoughtful and dreamy as she poses on the shingle beach in a scarlet swimming costume, as her long strawberry blonde hair cascades to her waist. This ethereal-looking teenager – who is thought to be called Christina – was one of the first people to be photographed in colour, yet rather than becoming famous, the young woman appears to have vanished altogether.

She was captured by photographer Mervyn O’Gorman in the series of dreamlike photos taken in Lulworth Cove, Dorset, in 1913, and for years was thought to be his daughter but now scholars believe she was a relative or friend – but all attempts to track her down have hit a dead end. Photos courtesy of The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the National Media Museum.

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On the Beach, 1913

A portrait of O’Gorman’s daughter, Christina, taken on the beach at Lulworth Cove, Dorset. The comparatively long exposure time has given the sea a glassy quality and the large aperture setting and narrow depth of field has put Durdle Door in the background into soft focus.
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Emily Blincoe – Sweets Arranged by Colour

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Emily Blincoe is a photographer based in Austin, Texas and her work heavily features collections, even collections of collections. There’s always something satisfying about a spectrum of colour – it’s very easy to get suckered into a range of something or want to buy more than one of a product when there’s a rainbow of colour in front of you. These photographs bottle that idea and serve up sweets, or candy (depending on which side of the Atlantic you are) to you by the colour. Continue reading »

The Colour Run in Sydney

A woman dances after finishing the Colour Run at Centennial Park in Sydney August 25, 2013. According to organizers, 15,000 runners registered to complete the 5km (3 miles) course in Centennial Park on Sunday, being covered in blue, pink, orange and yellow powder on their way to finish line. (Photos by Daniel Munoz/Reuters) Continue reading »

Unseen Beatles Colour Pictures of First US Tour go on Sale

Rare and unpublished early colour photos of The Beatles on tour are to be sold at auction. They were taken during the Fab Four’s triumphant summer 1964 visit to the US, when most early photos of the band, and even films, were in black and white. Colour was more expensive and seen as too extravagant for a pop group from Liverpool – who many felt were just a passing fad.

The images were taken by Dr Robert ”Bob” Beck, an award-winning research physicist and inventor who died in 2002 and left them in a huge archive of photographs and slides in his Hollywood home. The lot will go on sale on March 22, 50 years to the day in 1963 when The Beatles released their first album, Please Please Me. Continue reading »

Colour Puddle Jump

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Danielle Meder‘s winning design for Dr. Martens.

Christmas by Colour


A not-for-profit exploration into the colours that shape our Christmas. Frustrated at the plethora of Christmas reds, whites and greens those pesky designers at Raw Design Studio are exploring what colours people really associate with their Christmas.

Help us to identify the real Christmas colour spectrum by suggesting your own colour and its personal meaning. Abstract, funny or literal – the choice is yours. We’ll be collating and uploading the best ideas as we go along with the aim of producing a Christmas by Colour poster as well as individual v-cards.