Tim Tadder is a Californian artist, photographer and director from Encinitas. His powerful, graphic art photography employs bright colors and unexpected compositions, often with the intent of exploring issues related to our current socio-political landscape.
His Black is a Color project is a synthesis of his approach: images with a dazzling visual impact that want to encourage empathy, unity and a non-binary vision of race.
Black is a color demands that we look past skin tone, & into beautiful, infinitely complex humans.
His subjects are first covered in black paint and made anonymous and then enveloped in swirls of bright and colorful paint. The faces are then portrayed with precise timing to capture every drop that flows down the face and the the streaks that become hypnotic.
The video below captures his process and shows models Kimberlee Howe and Mohamed Ouedraogo as they are immersed in pools of color.