BENDING LIGHT: The Moods of Color
In the past few years, I have revisited many of the photographs I have made in my career, and the stories behind them. It is important to revisit these stories and to understand their purpose in the creative process as a means of introspection as well as expression. Photography has always been a way for me to create what I feel, and feel as I create.
Color and light are my subjects as much as the subject itself, and hey resonate with my emotions, creating a landscape of my mind, eyes, and mood. It’s the confluence of color and light — the movement within the color — that’s important to me. Although the end image is a still photograph, the story of its creation, the how and why it came to be, is part of every photographer’s psyche.
- Duration: 40 min
Hailing from Syracuse, New York, Eric Meola, a distinguished photographer, achieved prominence with his iconic cover photograph for Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” album in 1975. Honored as “Advertising Photographer of the Year” in 1986, Meola’s career spans editorial and advertising work. His book “FIERCE BEAUTY: Storms of the Great Plains” received acclaim in 2019. Recognized as a color innovator, he earned a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023 from the Professional Photographers of America for his impactful 5-decade career.