Mood Indigo - Limited Edition #1 of 20 Photograph by Richard Kelley

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Art Description

Photography: Color, Digital, Photo on Paper.

About This Image

The evening I photographed this palm followed a lazy afternoon on Miami Beach, listening to Duke Ellington’s 1950 recording of Mood Indigo. This meditative image offered that same kind of comfortable decompression. From then on during my travels, I sought out palms that created their own atmosphere and reflective mood.

Those images became my Palm Blu collection.

PALM BLU celebrates both familiarity and surprise. I framed the interplay of each palm’s natural highlights and shadows to create precise graphic forms and used subtle light and color manipulation to suggest unrelenting heat, blinding sunlight or a cool evening breeze. Blending the soft shadows and brilliant highlights transforms the bland into the seductive, the simple into the complex, and the natural into the mystical.

About My Work

I have been fortunate to spend my life chasing light to tell stories and fill my creative soul. Today, I continue interpreting images using my signature visual stamp; reducing the subject down to its most essential and emotional qualities. Along with my editorial/documentary projects, I embraced a wide range of abstract works captured with the same perspective of the decisive moment; I am showing those images here for the first time.

Most of my abstracts use light, shadow, form and composition as one-of-a-kind transient combinations, with each element aligning to create the frame for only that moment before growth, decay and natural light move on to their next stages. My aim is for these images to suggest new secrets and fresh interpretations each time one is viewed.


Unframed archival pigment ink print on Hahnemüehle 310 gsm paper in a variety of sizes. Your print is supplied with a signed Certificate of Authenticity and a numerically matched holographic badge.

Entire Limited Edition of 100

Size 45 x 30 Limited Edition #1 of 20

16 x 24 in. | Edition of 20 | $ 475
20 x 30 in. | Edition of 20 | 625
24 x 36 in. | Edition of 20 | 775
30 x 45 in. | Edition of 20 | 1225
40 x 60 in. | Edition of 20 | 1475

Max size: 60 x 40 inches
*Prices do not include Shipping & Handling



Mood Indigo - Limited Edition #1 of 20

Richard Kelley

United States


Size: 30 W x 45 H x 0.1 in

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