black & white
i can understand why certain photographers refuse to make the switch from film to digital – and a large part of that is due to the aesthetic and feel of black & white film photography.
while it is true that it is possible to recreate that look with digital technology, which i have attempted here by restricting the tonal range and adding ‘noise’ to simulate ‘grain’, it can be argued that these inherent characteristics of b&w film photography are conceived at the click of the shutter. this ‘authenticity’ is thus a powerful motivation for the many who still hold on to the form.
when time came for me to post-process these images, the choice was easy. street photography and b&w photography are almost analogous, especially when one considers the fact that the greatest examples were made with this process. while my works fall far short of those standards, i only hope to invoke the spirit of this form, in tribute to the masters.
watch for more to come.
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