woman in field and skyscraper - black and white fashion phototgraph


Black and white photography is a fascination.Brightness levels and contrast and no distractions. It is the focus on the essential. What really counts. Color is wonderful but it needs a reason. Just having colors because the camera supplies them makes images colorful, but not in color. If there is not a particular reason to have color, black and white is better.
I had started to take out the color which enhances the contrast after a shoot during the wildfire season of 2020. The sky was orange, the light was orange, and the colors were flat. In a couple of images this made sense but for most it was unnecessary information. If I take out the unnecessary what is left is the essential. And this essential is the great energy black and white photographs give. It is so graphic and focuses on the important: the light and the shapes.