Two very different concepts in photography, two different ways to represent the world!
Which ones do you prefer? Certainly anyone must have a preference?
This is just my personal view on this topic and lo and behold, I prefer both. How that? How is this only possible?
Well it’s easy, I just prefer high key color photos and low key black and white ones.
Is it because I’m afraid of too much color that I like photos where color appears nearly as an afterthought? As I already said on this blog HERE and HERE, I prefer making color photos in winter. When all is foggy, cloudy. When trees are bare and rain softens any remaining chromatic incursions.
But in summer, glorious, luminous, brilliant summer, I tend to use mostly black and white film and I really, really try it bring out the dark side of photography… well, the contrasty aspects at least.
Think this is strange?
Photography is all about expressing our view of the world. Sure, you can also just document our world, but I think that’s a whole different process. Documentary photography versus ‘impressionist’ photography.
I prefer showing my personal view of the world, and this view is mostly, not always, mind you, mostly high key in winter and low key in summer…. go figure!
Just the way I prefer my world.
What’s your take on this? I’m looking forward to reading your opinions.
Thanks for stopping by!
interesting approach you have
almost all of the photos in this set has retro (yeasteryear) feel
only one doesn’t
i understand you.
I feel very ‘yesteryear’ myself for the moment 😉
I agree Frank that it’s up to each of us to make photographs that feel “ours”, unique in some way and that reflect how we see the world. I rarely go with purely documentary style, and nearly always have some impressionistic influence, even if it’s just increasing contrast and saturation. I’ve been playing more with my Pentax Q recently and settings like the cross process and infra red filters, which is another step away from “straight” photography. I think we can get too sombre and serious with photography sometimes!
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