New Black and White
After finalizing the pagination of my new book, i realized, as if it hadn’t been entirely obvious before, that the entire book is in color. Truth be told i haven’t shot much black and white in the last year, so it makes sense. However, there was a time where I shot almost exclusively in monochrome, so lately I’ve been shooting a bit more of it and finding that my way of seeing has fundamentally adjusted after a year and a half of shooting color exclusively. In thinking about an image and projecting it in my minds eye, I realize that where I once was really only aware of light and color as it would translate to shades of gray, I’m now imagining completed images that not only depend upon color, but are often the focus of the image itself. Needless to say it has been something of an adjustment to get back into the monochromatic way of thinking about light, but as a change it is a welcome one.
Here are two recent images. First, John during a day in the park and then from a day at the beach.