“First the colors. Then the humans. That’s usually how I see things. Or at least, how I try.”
– The Book Thief

Every artist, be it a painter or a photographer, have their own way of seeing. And mine could not be better expressed than the exemplary quote by Markus Zusak. We all know that photography started as an alleged art form of black-and-white reproductions of reality. The first experiments with RGB in early color photography were made in 1861 by James Clerk Maxwell, and involved the process of combining three color-filtered separate picture takes. To reproduce the color photograph, three matching projections over a screen in a dark room were necessary.

We have come a long way with modern-day images surpassing what can be seen in color, every day. And yet this combination of R, G, and B never fails to catch our attention. There’s something about the combination of these primaries that turns interesting details into autonomous compositions (of palettes), which transform true colors into brilliant colors and provide new, irresistible satisfactions.

The mountains of Manali (Himalayas) made for rare occasions to witness this common natural marvel. And I made sure to document it – steal it from the present and keep it in my suitcase of pixels.

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