I just state this bluntly.
I like the look of it more than color, and not because it’s supposed to be ‘artsy’. I have just come to see the world in black and white.
When I see an interesting scene I immediately imagine it in contrasty black and white. Can’t help it!
These are the results of a walk one summer afternoon, last year. Nothing new, just some photos I have selected in my Lightroom library.
A bit dark, a bit gloomy, but that’s the way I like my two colours! It’s strange but when I walk around I don’t even look for color, I don’t seem to see them. All that speaks to me is the light, the contrasts, the structures… the grit.
This is of course just my opinion. A lot of people do great color photography. Not least of them William Eggleston who built all his reputation not only on composition but mainly on color.
For me there’s nothing like those shades of grey… definitely more than 50 of those 😉
And if you behave really well, one day soon I’ll tell you a secret…..
pssst, come near and listen…..