Erica, also known as Air. A Gluten-free, dairy-free, book nerd. Editor. Dirt-loving tree hugger. Lover of Merlin, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Orphan Black, Shameless, flurries, sunshine, nature, fall, summer, historic places, traveling and random other obsessions. Books bring me the greatest comfort. Look to goodreads to see what I love. Creative, emotional; a daydreamer and suffering from wanderlust with fits of nostalgia. Kittens, books, and tea make everything better.
The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.
the timid european ground squirrel, stopping to smell the daisies, photographed in vienna by julian rad, who explains, “you have to be at eye level with the squirrels. that means you have to lay on your stomach for quite a few hours in order to get them in front of your lens. you have to make yourself invisible. it is important that they have no indication you are there.” (see also: more precious lil woodland buddies)