Seeing in Black and White

“The most colorful thing in the world is black and white, it contains all colors and at the same time excludes all.” – Vikrmn, 10 Alone

When shooting images in black and white you are able to focus more on shapes and textures as the distraction of bright colours has been removed. It is very important for a photographer to have the ability to see in black and white so we are able to realise the complexity of the world with or without colour.

Seeing B&W

For my photo series, I focused mostly on textures that we see daily yet pay little attention to the detail of, due to seeing them every day. I aimed to include interesting shapes and leading lines to ensure my images were more interesting than simple textures. I firstly looked for textured backgrounds that were near items that could be placed in the corner of the image, such as windows, these were used as leading lines to guide the viewer through the empty space of the image to emphasis the detail of the textures in this space.

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