BLACK & WHITE & MONOCHROME

 

I am grateful to have been exposed early in life to some of the greatest analog photographers of their time. Stieglitz, Bourke-White, Cartier-Bresson, Capa, Adams, Weston, Frank, Mapplethorpe, Winogrand, and many others instilled in me a passion for photography providing an uncolored portrait of life as it was seen through the intimate lens of their time.

Ted Grant is quoted as saying, “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black & White, you photograph their souls!”

I agree to some extent with his sentiment; not all subjects are candidates for removing color and replacing them with shades of neutral greys to black. Those that do can arguably offer a clearer insight into what the photographer wanted to capture. The images featured, in my opinion, create that “intimacy”.

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