Black and White photography has always had a special place in my heart and I always gravitate to it back and forth.
Going back to your Roots
It’s not that one type of processing is better than another [b&w vs color] but for me it goes by moods. This week was particularly hard to complete as getting inspired was very difficult. I feel like I still have a lot to learn in my image creating process. Doubts are always looming on my mind and I ask myself questions like “Should I share this image? Should I process this image?” and so forth. In the end, I just go with what feels right and how my week developed.
The great German photographer Barbara Klemm once said that black & white is enough colour. And that’s how I feel when looking at these gems of yours, Jorge. A terrific weekly essay. Your minimalism is one of a kind & your contrasts rock my mind. Truly!
All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
Thanks Fritsch, often times I feel the same, BW is all I need, although sometimes color is simply irresistible to me as well.
There are times for colours and times for grey , but event in your grey times you selection is always impeccable, showing more from the darkens hours and light among it. Love your sense of honesty and sharing event the hard process of value ourselves and the work we make, needless to say it was certainly a nice one once more . Have a nice week.
Thanks Rey, I’m trying to be as forth coming as possible and sharing it all, the ups and downs.
Hi, Jorge. Good series. Love the connection in form and content between the first five.
Absolutely right about B&W… It gives a special mood to things.
About the doubts and uncertainties, well… I know what you mean (I have them too to the point of re-editing a post a number of times before or even after publishing it ). Having doubts may be uncomfortable but it comes with the package. I sometimes think how great would be to be like Henri Cartier Bresson, always shooting in B&W, and always in a very clear track about his work, apparently with no doubts concerning the essential.
BTW, do I detect a certain warm tone on these photos or it’s just my monitor’s calibration settings?
All the best.
Thanks Antonio. I know exactly what you mean on Henri Cartier Bresson. I often think he really didn’t focus on that many things but just composition. His camera was always the same a Leica, 50mm, and BW film, well if all those things are static, then one can make that assertion. That reminds me of the Leica rumor of a BW only camera which as you mentioned would brings us back to those HCB times. Not that we can’t do the same now but it takes will power not to move that dial and shoot in BW Jpeg and be forced to see in only one way. Doubts, yeah I know they’ll always be there and are things that just need to work themselves out the more comfortable we feel with our photography. Time is also an issue for me these days. Yes, there is a certain warmness to these frames 🙂 Cheers.