June 14, 2014
Power of black and white
As you will notice over time, most of my shots are converted to black-and-white. Some critics state that a photo should be as unprocessed as possible, a raw documentation of reality. But as noble as that sounds, I don't give a shit. I don't work for a news paper and I prefer to make images that I like. And I like black and white photos with strong contrast. Furthermore, I think each and every photo is biased anyway. The photographer's view is always subjective.
This picture was featured as 'photo of the week' by the Dutch magazine Digifoto Pro, click here to read the article. They stated that black and white in combination with strong lines has always been a strong combination. I can only recon that.
I remember going to the supermarket and bringing my camera along because of the low sun. As you can see, this resulted in lovely shadows. Below another shot that I took on the same location, a lucky shot from the hip.
To not clutter these articles with information about the locations and used equipment, I will add this information in the labels of the articles. And if you have any questions, just ask!