Movement of Colour
Self reflection and discovery are continuous in our personal pursuits allowing us to grow. Movement of Colour is a photographic series that reflects on each seven centres of spiritual power in the human body, utilizing yoga as it's foundations.
Each image is awash with colour representing one of the seven chakras that inhabit the human body. Through the union of shape and colour these minimalist photographs focus on mindfulness and self reflection. Giving the audience a point of focus to help enhance their own meditative state and focus their energy on that particular chakra.
How the Images Have Been Made
We have been planning this shoot for a couple of years and over that time the concept has evolved and been distilled to it's simplest form of colour and body shape. After months worth of production and preparation, the images were shot over three days in London. Each of the 5x yoga models were body painted by Turpin and professional body painter Lauren Kay. The paint was a combination of different products to get the right sheen and more importantly the durability from the continuous rubbing of surfaces / body parts against the skin. The reason for the paint being black is to remove the ethnicity and appearance of the yoga teacher and created a blank canvas for the different colour lights to inhabit.
The images have been methodically planned to ensure the different poses align together when we retouched them together to create the new hybrid pose.
The poses were shot at two different heights accordingly if they were standing or floor poses. At the edit stage the images were refined down to a few varying factors, from readability, aesthetics and working within the complete series. Within the retouching stage there was skin and tonal refinement to each model with carful consideration to the lighting and blend where the two bodies joined.
The work was then finalised as 30x30 inch metallic C-Type archival prints with a matte finish. Mounted on dibond and presented in a floating framed. We then commissioned the infamous Marcus Bracey owner of God’s Own Junk Yard to finish each piece of work with complimentary neon trim that surrounds the image.
Below is a reveal of the two yoga poses blended together to create the hybrid pose.