Every year Pantone selects which color that is the color of the year which influences purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings and graphic design. As a photographer I have to in some extent follow this when adding images to stock image exchanges to increase sales. Last year the chosen color was Classic Blue.
However not all home design companies are aware of these trending colors which I realized when I needed cushions for my kitchen chairs and went to the local store of the Rusta chain. There was absolutely nothing what so ever in the color blue among their home furnishing/design items. So much for me trying to be trendy
The color of the year 2021 is actually two colors, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow. Guess it’ll be a lot of sunflowers and dandelions shot this year.
A permanent exhibition is available at The Federation of Swedish Photographers where just a few images, 30 to be exact, from my extensive and continously growing archive can be viewed. It wasn’t an easy task choosing just 30 out of 2,000,000 without even having a theme to base the choice on.
This year there have been lots of nature shots taken, I had to devote my attention to something when there were no concerts or other events to shoot. Among other things I have been seen hovering low just like this little fly go get close up to nature’s winged little miracles.
Fall has arrived and with it cold and damp weather which is not playing nice with my back. It was busted some years ago by an abusive ex who turned stalker and troll, this weather is murder on my back so I’m forced to slow down a bit this time of year and also do most of the work indoors which means it’ll be a lower pace with new pics as well. It’s time to be going into studio mode. There may still be some fresh outdoor imagery though, on days with better weather I’ll still be going out with my trusted Alpha.