A few days ago I found a new artist that I think is worthy of sharing. His name is Chuck Anderson and he does AMAZING things with infusing vibrant colors in black-and-white photos. Nothing that he does is super-complicated, but it really brings the pictures to life. His work really reminds me of the Apple commercial with Coldplay’s Viva La Vida, where colors just burst from the black. Wouldn’t that be cool, to have random colors leap and dance around you? This is how I visualize songs sometimes. It’s so wonderful and bright and full of life.
Check out Anderson’s work at http://www.nopattern.com/nopattern/ and the awesome Coldplay commercial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3mYc1m3lsM. Anderson also has a Windows 7 theme (called “Surreal Territory”) and a theme for Google Chrome as well, which are really cool. I’d love to be able to learn to color (literally) like he does!