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I Am Folded, And Unfolded, And Unfolding, I Am Colorblind | by Daniel James Underwood.
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I Am Folded, And Unfolded, And Unfolding, I Am Colorblind

I am feeling good after just listening to musician Nina Simone. I have now got my creativity back. At this current moment I'm having a Flickr contact/family/friend clear out. If you do add me as an contact, friend or family member then i expect you to interact with my photostream and just do one of the following which is to leave a comment or favourite behind on any of my photographs. Please check out my profile as i have mentioned this on there and i don't want to repeat myself again. Check my profile on a regularly basis as in time this rule might change. If you just follow this simple rule then i will have absolutely no problem in adding you back as an contact, friend or family member. I don't care who you are and it applies to everybody. I'm not asking for too much really. Don't always expect an comment back but i always try my best to get around to most of my Flickr contacts. Sorry i had to write this in my description everybody but i do hope you all understand.


The title for this diptych is credited to rock band 'Counting Crows'. I felt these two photographs combined together work very well and they both reflect my love for color/colour. I wanted both images to be very artistic and creative. My main purpose was to touch up on a sensitive issue regarding the condition which is Colorblindness. Once when i was at school studying Science my teacher thought i was colorblind which i found very insulting and I'm not by the way. Anyway i wanted to carry out my own investigation through research on the condition Colorblind. Before i detail the condition more, the ribbon around my head and mouth is actually to highlight blindness from the color/colour dread beads which i once used when i done a bit of Textiles at college and i have cross processed both images through software to create some very cool color tones.


Below is everything you need to know as i think awareness of this condition is important and i have tried to create strong visuals which gets my message out there to people very clearly in a sensitive way.


Further Information:

Color blindness, or Colour blindness, a color vision deficiency, is the inability to perceive differences between some of the colors that others can distinguish. It is most often of genetic nature, but may also occur because of eye, nerve, or brain damage, or due to exposure to certain chemicals. The English chemist John Dalton published the first scientific paper on the subject in 1798, "Extraordinary facts relating to the vision of colours", after the realization of his own color blindness; because of Dalton's work, the condition is sometimes called daltonism, although this term is now used for a type of color blindness called deuteranopia.


Color blindness is sometimes classed as a disability; in certain situations, however, color blind people have an advantage over people with normal color vision. There are some studies which conclude that color blind individuals are better at penetrating certain camouflages.


Information is taken from the website 'Wikipedia' and i hope everybody now clearly understands what this condition is and i feel the subject was worth mentioning. This allowed for me to create an creative diptych which I'm happy with.

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Taken in July 2009