Micro Color Bursts
Find color where it is hidden. Look inside new areas to find utility and subject matter while providing color and interest. This image was taken from the back of a industry truck, while shooting a movie. The cable and cords must have some exact function, and some reason the colors are all different. This is what makes this picture interesting.
Finding topicality in subject matter in not easy because it begs the question of what a random viewer of the image would think. Is this the picture of the back of a truck? Sometimes access can be rare enough that the mere vantage point can mean a new vista on a formerly unknown scene for the image viewer. Photography works well to do this for remote audiences.
The light and composition of this image demand an understanding of the film industry. Every day in my city of Burbank trucks like this might be parked anywhere, a phalanx of Hollywood glamor shorn of its excitement and reduced to its lowest common denominator of labor. The incidence of a film shoot or a television setup incites onlookers to glimpse the glamor and mney possible from participating in this industry.
How is this topical to a micro stock usage? There is so much money to be made on the business side of the industry that many companies local to me exist only to service the making of films well beyond the initial funding. Union labor, underground cinema, guerrilla filmmaking, and location shooting might be good catchphrases to use to catalog this image.
Many websites from movie cameras to introduction to production accounting to script and screenwriting classes might use this image to promote the movie industry. Many industries are all about access and photography is a major way to cement pictorial prof of an instance of access at the very least. The temptation of this access related to text is what draws the viewer.
But most pictures of this type of vantage point might not look this colorful. they would look dull if the passerby could get a clear shot of such expensive equipment at all. This image, however, is much kinder on the eyes and would furnish a colorful relief photo to explanatory text describing the shooting or production required for that day’s filming.
Keep your eyes out when on photo walkabout for hidden vantage points and unusual vistas that furnish a colorful view on a industry or commercial venture. The generic application of these photos and images online and in printed media can be another profit stream fromyour gallery of low cost legal images.