Taking a photograph often feels like painting an image. Playing with colors, shapes and textures to compose visual stories. I love finding artists whose work is also inspired by color & form.
I was recently inspired by the color-blocks looks of Valentino’s Fall 2017 Couture show – especially the daywear collection, with its painterly accents and modern simplicity. The looks featured a unique palette of overlapping, almost dissonant hues.
I couldn’t resist pairing this Valentino collection with the oil paintings of Brooklyn-based artist Kristin Texeira. She uses bold blocks of abstract shapes and contrasting color to retell stories and preserve memories. I especially love how she mixes soft colors to create subtle shifts, finding balance between vibrant contrasts and beautiful, quieter parts.
I think more about color as a way to display feelings and define moments, and less about the concepts of how we define elements of color.” — Kristin Texeira