Walking into Revelator coffee, I was struck with how cold-toned industrial hipster it was. Which was suprising because most hipster coffee shops are warm toned with bricks and wood and warm colors (red, orange, yellow). However, this place had cool tones (blue and grey) with clean concrete and light wood. So it was cold… but still very inviting. Wow, this place is hard to describe with words. Just look out the photos instead.
As an artist, art appreciator, and generally a person, life is better when you can enjoy simple things. One simple thing that I’ve noticed and begun to enjoy is the combination of trees and streetlights at night.
The design qualities of a dark background, light foreground, prominent diagonal lines, repetition, dramatic light and shadows with a simple color palate.
The symbolic qualities are also fun to contemplate. The trees represent nature, and stability. The streetlights represent technology, electricity, light, and city life. The tree and streetlight together seem to represent a harmony between nature and city life.
So in addition to the design elements, I enjoy how they resemble a harmony between my enjoyment of an active city life and the solitude of nature. However, different things can be read into this combination. How do these images reside with you? What do they remind you of and how do you appreciate the design or symbolism? Or do you dislike how the images or objects come together and why?
Oh, and many thanks to my husband/bodyguard who went out with me on this could-be romantic walk that I interrupted with the camera. Daniel has played the very important role of making me feel safe so that I can concentrate, knowing that he won't let me stand in the middle of the street if a car is coming... Thanks Dan!
See night images from the snow days at MSU. Feel free to comment and ask questions about how to take night images.
Here's my take from a spur of the moment project with a glass, light, and plain background. As well as a never before seen selfie...