Purple Starfish
early 1970s, color photograph
Betty Fairbank

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Betty Fairbank

Considering the kind of photography I do, i.e., quite straight-forward scenes in nature, close-up of flowers, rocks and natural things, and candid shots of people in available light, I don't really choose the palette, but simply use what color is there, manipulating self and camera in respect to light and/or filters either on camera or in enlarger...I shoot in color because my immediate world is so infinitely beautiful. (from The Blatant Image I, 1981.)

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