BLACK + WHITE
There is something inherently reliable about a black and white photograph. You want to trust it, like you would a grandparent. It creates a false sense of being in the past - you think it might have been taken long long ago. Black and white photography strips away a basic element of life - color, which is beautiful and emotional, but can be a distraction. Without the context color your eye is drawn to shadows and shapes, the spaces between light and dark, the face and eyes, the horizon, the actions. Making something black and white heightens details you might not have seen before. It is like seeing the bones of an image.