Black and White

March 02, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I'm convinced that it's a generational thing.

 

My mom hates black and white pictures.  Mind you, she also hates hardwood floors.  When she was growing up in the 40s and 50s, they both meant that you were poor.  Wall to wall carpeting and color pictures were the only ways to live!

 

Anyone my generation or younger however, looks at hardwood flooring with barely contained drool... Likewise with black and white photography.

 

Most people see an elegance in monochrome images. 

 

I see two things:  first is the freedom to shoot and develop my own film (something I still enjoy doing). 

 

Second is the chance to strip away all the distractions, and see the strength and emotion that the image carries.  If it were solely up to me, all of our ceremony images would be delivered solely in black and white.  However, Jennifer believes in choice!  She rightfully points out that not everybody is as passionate as I am when it comes to black and white, and that a lot of people would actually prefer color!!?!?

C'est La Vie..

When we entered this church, the first thing that I noticed was the intimidating size of the main doors that Stacie and Paul would be exiting through after the ceremony.  The image I wanted was the two of them holding hands entering their new lives, with the background overexposed, causing the light to envelop them - a perfect symbol for their new marriage. 

 

This is now a personal favorite; a moment when chance and opportunity met, and got along.

 

 

 


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