i was speaking with someone not so long ago and i told them that for every colour photo i have, i have the photo in black and white.
they said they did it as well.
i wonder why? it is not like choosing to make a photo monochrome is easier ( it actually takes me more time to get it right ).
usually? it just feels better to me. more authentic for what i see in the photo.
however, inevitably, my regular crew prefers colour. yep. does not matter how effective i think a shot is in black and white, when i show it to someone in the house the response is “that’s nice. do you have it in colour?”
and of course i do.
maybe i should look at it like for every black and white photo i have, i have a colour version.
i think that it comes down to the colour distracting me . i covet the skill of photographers who are able to imbue their photos with magical colours that capture a timeless feel…
but i do not seem to be able to do the same.
i know *how* to do it, it just does not feel right with my photos.
and so black and white it is. kind of like my wardrobe. except if i was processing according to my closet, there would be hits of pink.
so thank me now for not doing that.
because the whole selective colour thing? really not my taste.
and so? black and white it is.
the colour shots will be in the christmas card;)