Coming from the French expression “l’heure bleue” is the period of twilight each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. During the blue hour, a period about 20 minutes in length, red light passes straight into space while blue light is scattered in the atmosphere and therefore reaches Earth’s surface, being the blue color spectrum the most prominent when the sun is between 4 and 8 degrees below the horizon.
The latest series “Blue Hours” revolves around two visual narrative stories threads taken in the city of Barcelona during both summer and autumn seasons. The stream of photographs are shown as non-linear fragments that punctuate elements of the overall story, all imminently coming toward each other and coalescing as the story progresses. There is a common thing in the images which gain importance; which is the same hour, the same twilight, the same color. All the images were taken during “blue hour”.
The photo-series introduce desolate coastal landscapes, neon hues, swimming pools, half-moons, iconic touristic attractions from the city of Barcelona, palm trees, and the same characters, appearing as the story progresses. A story that wants to focus on the longing for a summer’s ending, for a city that never sleeps and for all those faded opportunities; allegorizing the title of the work “Blue Hours” acquiring relevance.
Griselda Duch is a photographer currently living and working in Barcelona. After completing the diploma in Tourism & Travel at the University of Barcelona, which allowed her to focus on photography and travel, she begins to work in the Arts & Culture fields. In a constant search for the experience of the new in order to catch it in an instant, she creates imagery across the genres of still life, landscape, and architectural photography. Her work, sort of a personal diary gives extreme importance on light and color, fundamental motor of her creativity. Griselda is actually working on personal and commissioned projects.