Although Toronto-based photographer Robert Canali is color-blind, he creates stunning photographs that study color. These images, like most of his work, are the results of curious pursuits. The manipulation of light and color is his subject, and the resulting images are a reflection of new discoveries.
“Another influence, which perhaps contributes to my fixation on color, is that I am color-blind. Although not severe, I perceive shades of certain colors differently. My work allows me to explore this inherent skewing of perception, and to interpret color according to the way the film does. This is why I shoot almost exclusively with a 4×5 large format film camera. In this manner, the process is much more involved and is truly an alternate way of seeing.”