Canadian photographer Pauline Boldt is a regular contributor to &London magazine for Strutt & Parker. She talks to us about the importance of colour in her work
1. How important is colour to you?
Colour both drives and inspires me. It’s why I became a photographer, and why I am in love with what I do… I’m constantly searching for, and attempting to capture, the subtleties and drama that colour creates.
2. Are you drawn to certain colours?
I’ve always been drawn to blue. It’s calm and serene, but in certain lights can become intense and overbearing – so many possibilities in just one colour. With that said, the prints I surround myself with at home and in my studio span the full spectrum of colour. The more colour I have around me, the happier I am.
3. Which artists inspire you with their use of colour?
Currently, it’s Eric Wolfinger’s photographs for ‘Tartine Bread’. The intensity of colour in each of his images makes me want to learn the craft of bread baking and visit each place he shoots.
4. If you were to select one image from your portfolio for its use of colour, what would it be and why?
I recently photographed this shot (above) in Paris just as the sun was setting. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The lights drew me in, the multitude of colours flashing before me and the day turning to dusk. A perfect setting…
See Pauline’s work at 26mertonroad.com