Tell it with red

For our Capture One 21 launch, we challenged fashion photographer Michelle Watt to tell us about her experience of the pandemic – using only one color. In this blog, Michelle shares the story behind the shoot and how she created powerful photos under limitations.

Color is one of the most powerful visual tools in photography. A single color can express so much – and during a year like 2020, it felt like there was so much to say.

This year I found myself challenged both in my personal life and professionally. As a photographer I needed to find new ways of working. So, when Capture One challenged me to share my experience of the pandemic using only one color, it felt like an exciting way to explore the creativity that can arise under limitations.

Michelle Watt

Michelle Watt is a fashion and portrait photographer known for her surreal narrative style. Her work often addresses themes of freedom and restriction within presupposed conventions of female grace and beauty.

Her editorial work has been published in The New York Times, USA Today, Vogue Italia and Blanc Magazine. She has worked with commercial clients such as Cadillac, The North Face, Capture One, Scotch & Soda, LG and Arcteryx.

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