Contrast of Saturation
(Four cascading photographs)
Over recent months charcoal based cosmetics and toiletries have been endorsed by celebrities over social media, with products ranging from black face masks to black toothpaste. It offers a unique alternative the generic white that the industry uses. It is intriguing that there has been a shift in trends from classic white to charcoal based products which are black.
Itten believes that Light-Dark contrasts are a visual learning exercise to cultivate vision and perception. It tests the sensitivity of the viewers eye through Light-Dark gradations and tonal contrasts; by studying the photographs for a longer time it increases the ability to tell the difference between tones.