'Hukanui' by Hawkes based artist Rakai Karaitiana is a part of a series of hand-coloured photographs from his 2017 exhibition 'Rest Area' that was held at endemicworld.
Hand-colouring was a popular method for producing colour photography in the early to mid 19th century and made popular by the early Japanese colour artists and most famously here in New Zealand by Whites Aviation.
The process of hand-colouring simplifies the images, no longer full colour representations and only utilizing a handful of essential colours. The hand-tinted element brings a human hand to the technical process of photography and helps to accentuate tones and hues, creating warm and almost surreal landscapes.
The team at Places and Graces have taken inspiration from the hand-colouring process selecting a simple colour palette that is echoed from tones in the photograph to create a tranquil and harmonious space.
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Styled by Places and Graces for Resene Colour