Many you might wonder why I am posting my pictures pretty much always in black and white. I know that these days it seems to be a bad habit to do so. All that "I want my pictures to look artsy" and whatnot.
Well the reason why I am doing so is very easy.
First of, I believe that colors do distract you from what is essential in photographs. A photography is all about feelings, emotions if you want, a moment in time to be captured. When I (and I suppose it's at lease somewhat similar for other people) look at a color picture, I am looking at the color balance and different other features of the picture, while I am missing the essential bits. So, posting in black and white allows me to show what I saw, without all the useless colors - for they aren't necessary to transmit the feeling I might have had when I took the picture.
Secondly, I have always liked the melodramatic feeling every media in black and white rises in me. I often like movies (old ones mostly - go figure) probably just because they have been shot in black and white.
Last point I'd like to make. See black and white as a shortcut to see the "plastic beauty" (I hope that's a somewhat accurate translation from the german "plastische Schönheit").
N.B. Now, I am conscious that technically the pictures aren't black and white but grayscale.
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Just would like to tell you that the newest batch of pictures probably isn't worth a lot. They are not (or are not in my opinion) artistic but, and it's a crucial full bodied but, I believe they are nice nevertheless. Anyhow, as always it's the decision of the community. (Which means so far, that they are rubbish :p) bob
I am, in all honesty, wondering what has happened yesterday to my visitors number. click to see it full size Well, fair enough, I might have had so many visits or page impressions; alright. But how come that nobody left a comment, and that - even more importantly - none of those visits seem to have been counted on the "front page - page views". I am totally lost about what this means. Anybody interested or up to enlightening me? :p
The all impressive tagging game [Update]
It may be the exhibitionist tendencies of some, it might be something entirely different as well. It may be that most of the people participating do not want to break the chain of events - the chain of the game - the ever recurring need to participate in something so many people have participated in before. Hell I don't know. I am not easily captured - which means that I most of the time do not participate in such things. Anyhow. Let's say I am doing an effort to try to do what people seem to expect of me - and jump over my shadow. Let's for the sake of all this copy the rules: The 1st player of this "game" starts with the topic "6 weird h
As the offer in itself isn't that expensive, I went ahead and bought a subscription. Some, or to be way more exact, one question remains however. What on earth do the different "signs" in front of the user names represent. While I was quite sure for some time that a "~" would designate a "normal" member, and a "*" somebody who subscribed to deviantART, the "=" in front of my user name leaves me in the dark. Well, if somebody could come up with some information on that particular topic, I'd be very grateful.
Hmmm... it is interesting to read your journal. I have a preference for monochromatic work... one of my favorite photographers was Margaret Burke-White. As I am writing this I realize that the majority of my gallery is left in color, despite my preference.
Anyway, your work is beautiful!
Anyway, your work is beautiful!