A Study in Red

alexwh
alexwh
Dec 3, 2019 · 3 min read
All photographs — Alex Waterhouse-Hayward 28 November 2019

When we were looking for a new little home almost four years ago it was important that it have a room where we would be able to place our then soon-to-be-restored Chickering baby grand piano.

When restorer Mike Storey saw my vermillion psychiatric couch and an antique reclining chair also upholstered in the same material he told me that the piano bench should be the same and that he would work in red into the felts of the piano.

And so we have this lovely room in red with antique bookcases and the piano by the window (always with blinds that are closed).

The room has served as a more interesting location for some of my photography as I find my very small garage/office turned studio/office small and devoid of character.

This past week my bassist friend Curtis Daily and I decided to photograph our friend and model/subject Olena in that room. My approach was to contrast her white skin with the red of the piano, the reclining chair and the couch.

Link to: A Study in Red

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Into Bunny Watson. I am a Vancouver-based magazine photographer/writer. I have a popular daily blog which can be found at:http://t.co/yf6BbOIQ alexwh@telus.net

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