H E A R I N G C O L O U R
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H E A R I N G C O L O U R

Seven colours for seven sounds,
frequencies on an electromagnetic spectrum bound.
The lines between seeing and hearing, merge and ignite
as if Sir Isaac Newton was painting with light.

Photographer Boopsedaisy explores colour, motion, music and light in a series inspired by the relationship between sound and colour frequencies. Using a slow shutter, these images of fair ground rides have been captured on film rather than by using a digital camera.

“When I took the photos, the location was noisy and heaving with people . Chaotic noise was the score with such vivid and at times gaudy flashes of coloured lights, creating the visual narrative.

I was learning about Sir Isaac Newton at the time and his work with the colour spectrum was shaping my thoughts in relation to photographs.

I was fascinated by the discovery process of a beam of white light, via a prism, turning into a rainbow and then passing back through a prism to turn white again. The nature of colours and the subsequent parallels to music and how we categorise them along the same electromagnetic spectrum became an obsession to me. To structure colours in a similar vein to music seems so obtuse yet such a completely natural marriage of the senses.

It occurred to me as I was laying underneath these unforgiving machines designed to throw screaming bodies through the air at high speeds, that my camera felt like that prism and somehow it swallowed all the noise and colour into each frame rendering them silent moments of delicate beauty.”