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This Pink World


Lately I’ve been looking at the world through rose colored glasses. I don’t know if I can give all the credit to Justina Blakeney and her #plantsonpink, (although credit where credit is due), but it seems that nature photos awash in bright pink hues have been popping up consistently in my own photo album.


Here are a few images taken on my favorite camera app on my phone, Hipstamatic. I like this app because of all various film + lens combinations that are possible, and using the shake-to-randomize feature which often produces unexpected results. Hence a pink Lake Tahoe.


The other method I used, in the case of the pink palm tree, is an app called DeluxeFX, which has a few false color options. I thought it had a pretty neat effect in this case.

I love the surreal and psychedelic quality and think it makes for great color inspiration.




All images © Aaryn West.




Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Color
17 Jul 2015

Vangel Naumovski: Inspiration Found

Vangel Naumovski-detail of works

As a textile designer, I have a special appreciation for Vangel Naumovski (1924-2006), a surrealist painter originally hailing from Yugoslavia. The fine, floral detail and his use of color and shading really draw me in, and I see countless individual print motifs within each of his paintings. I also see the influence of my favorite Renaissance painter, Hieronymus Bosch.. interestingly enough, if you read the original post over at 50Watts, you’ll see Bosch mentioned among Naumovski’s influences, along with likes of Kandinsky, Klee, Ernst. As a fan of psychedelic art in general, I would say his gooey, organic shapes and bright, floral details certainly do not disappoint.

Vangel Naumovski, Playful Girls, 1975
Vangel Naumovski, Spiral Galaxy, 1981
Vangel Naumovski, Prohibited Thoughts, 1973
Vangel Naumovski, Black Cradle of Bright Life, 1963
Vangel Naumovski, Sunset Garden, 1968
Vangel Naumovski, Atlantis, 1977
Vangel Naumovski-detail of works


Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
23 Nov 2011