75 year old Magnum member Harry Gruyaert's life is saved by colour. Harry grows up in a strict and traditional Catholic Flemish family. His father forbids him to become a photographer because he sees it as sinful. So he decides to leave his country and travel. Coming from a repressed and grey background he discovers the lights and colour of Europe. Driven by hatred and love and the irresistible desire to be a photographer, he becomes a pioneer in European colour photography.