By Any Other Name

White rose, originally uploaded by Naomi Woddis.

I had a long conversation with my flatmate today about Photoshop sparked by the quite stunning re-fashioning of Madonna in Dolce and Gabbana's current ad campaign. It got me thinking about how much post-processing I do myself. Here's a digital photo I took of a rose last week. I often play around with the colour to such an extent it's impossible to tell what the original hue of the flower was. I wonder if my choice to work in monochrome is any different. A friend said recently that black and white photos always looked like they were taken a long time ago. I don't know if they always convey a timeless quality but I am enjoying the irony that this modern and digitally captured image has gone through some of the same processes (albeit a lot less) as the images of Madonna about to emblazon our city billboards.