Black and white photography is the fascination of pure light – brightness and contrast. The focus on the essential. It enhances forms and contrast.

Sometimes I photograph in locations where the colors are not interesting. At one time I was shooting an editorial during the wild fire season. The sky was covered with thick wild fire smoke and all colors blended into a depressing orange. I couldn’t get the colors on their feet as there hadn’t been any.

I took the color out and the images brightened up and won energy. Color is wonderful where you can work with it – but if they are not interesting I prefer black and white. Unnecessary information waters down images. You take the unnecessary out and get focus on the graphic character, the shapes and structures and the light itself.