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French Photographer Finds Pink Magic In The Streets Of China

While French photographer Marilyn Mugot was out purposely getting lost in Chongqing and Guilin, China when she started noticing one thing happening on the streets after dark- there were pink lights everywhere.

This touch of pink really stood out in an otherwise grey and blue city, and gave her photos an enchanted quality that could only be captured during the "blue hour"-

Unlike “golden hour,” the blue hour is cold instead of warm. It’s found not in nature but mostly in cities, where artifical interior lights interact with what’s going on outside.

At blue hour, Mugot says the world “seems to stop.” Everything that is delicate and invisible during the day comes into focus for one flickering instant. “Nothing more exists,” the artist says of standing behind the lens, “my mind gets empty.”

In the end, the photographer might be the most at home when she’s far away. In China’s blue hour, she found a place and time to set her imagination free.

-Via feature shoot


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