At the spectral wavelength of 570-590 NM Yellow is commonly associated with gold, wealth, sunshine, reason, happiness, optimism and pleasure, but also with envy, jealousy and betrayal. It plays an important part in Asian culture, particularly in China. In the West it is also the colour of ‘Health and Safety’ we see it on high viability jackets, road markings. Anywhere there is danger the colour yellow seems to be present.
It is in this context that yellow left an impression on me when I photographed a vacated factory building where the roof had recently collapsed. Amide the debris health and safety ‘Yellow’ shone like a beacon of recent times when this factory was a hive of activity and the colour meant more than just a beautiful contrast on a sunny day in a collapsed building in South Essex.
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