“I think it’s because it was an emotional story, and emotions come through much stronger in black and white. Color is distracting in a way, it pleases the eye but it doesn’t necessarily reach the heart.”
Last week I was invited to take part in black-and-white photo "challenge" on Facebook. The rules were simple...a black-and-white photo every day with no people in them. I usually carry a camera with me so this was not much of a challenge. Some of these photos were shot either to or from my way to work, others while I was on my bike on a day off. It's interesting, I think, in that last week was not a great week for me. Nothing major, just one of those weeks where I was feeling down. In a sense I was seeing life through a colorless lens, so I really think it came through in these photos. In some ways, I believe, photography--like any art form--can be a type of therapy, I know it is for me. Anyhow, the photos are not in a chronological order, they are arranged simply the way the computer uploaded them. Click any for a larger view.