Created by Melissa, of Melissa Hines Photography, Cities in Color was created to push each other creatively, through finding colors in our local cities. Each month Melissa picks her favorite 10 images, with the top three images including their stories. The community chose the color black for the month of May and of course everyone rose to the challenge! June’s color is brown.
Melissa has chose her top images and they are as followed:
“I was in Chicago for my daughter’s graduation a couple of weeks ago and knew I wanted to take some pictures of the city and that I would find an abundance of the color black there. This moment I saw while walking down the street, the woman with her sign reading “We Are All One” and the other people walking on the other side of the sidewalk barely sparing a glance her way, was such a huge dichotomy. I wanted to document this as a reminder to be aware of the needs around me.”
“Inglewood is a place in Calgary, AB that has a ton of character and I find myself drawn there often and on this particular day I had taken my family down to, walk, talk and explore. I pass this record store all the time and had never ventured in but have always wanted to. What I liked about this shot was the words NEW VINYL with the nostalgia of the past!”
“One thing I absolutely love about this project is my family’s willingness to embrace it with me. That means pulling over on random streets or taking long walks downtown new cities to discover. So when we saw this mural walking on Willy St. in Madison, WI I knew it would be perfect for this month’s color. It also represents the LOVE I share for these two people I am lucky enough to call my family!”
Janelle Gerling | Facebook
Christopher DeLine | Instagram
We welcome any artist into the group that wants to join in on the adventure. >> JOIN GROUP HERE << This project is a great way to get out in your city and really discover hidden treasures.