You probably wouldn’t browse Eclectic Trends from time to time if style and photography wouldn’t be one of your passions. Today we won’t point out only one significant stylist or photographer – but a theme we observe is really trending.
Monochromatic styling and photography is popping up more and more. One of our last posts about Dietlind Wolf has shown us how effective monochromatic styling and photography can be. Tone-on-tone palettes is another really popular article.
Sometime the colors are used to underline the meaning of the story, like here in the green story about the gardener’s herbarium in the SOFFA-Magazine, as green is naturally strongly connected to gardening.
If you look at the images superficially, you might think that they are very simply composed. But there is more to the simple structure. These images are so artfully designed that the eye has to go back several times to grab the whole picture.
Literally you can’t get enough as the images are so attention grabbing – even though they are created with only one single color!
A look closer makes you realize that there is a more complex structure behind them. Those photographies are constructed with the repetition of colors, contrasting textures, a lot of layering, a very clever play of light and shadow and an unexpected selection of props put out of their usual context. With these prevailing devices not only one thing stands out but the whole image becomes a statement piece.
At other times an arbitrary color is chosen to create a stronger image. Summed up, all these works look like exaggerated pop art pieces. The styled photographies appear more like graphic art prints and humorous compositions. Often you can’t tell if photoshop has been done its magic or if the image is a 3d compositions, in any case it’s trending!