Colour-blind photo display is a hit

A photographer who cannot see colours normally has turned his disability into an asset to create striking images

18 December 2014

AN EXHIBITION of scenes shot, and then digitally-altered, by a colour-blind photographer is proving a hit.

"Paysages contrastés" at the Maison de Tourisme in Chiry-Ourscamp, Oise, is a collection of city and landscapes reworked by Laurent Frasier in shades that appeal to him.

Because of his condition, however, the results look strikingly unusual to those with ordinary sight.

He told FranceTVInfo he creates colours that are personal to him. "I couldn't tell you what they're called, but for example, with a landscape I've seen the real scene, and I have the real photo, but I've reworked the colours so as to see something that's more harmonious to me."

The exhibition, which runs until December 28 with free entrance, has attracted the attention of national television and also includes a display of architecture in Picardy.

‘Colour-blind’ people do not usually see no colours at all, but have deficiencies in seeing certain ones normally. The French term daltonien comes from British scientist John Dalton, who was himself colour-blind and wrote about the condition at the end of the 18th century.

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