“The camera on its own is a wonder, but in the hands of the poet, the storyteller, the seeker of change, or the frustrated artist, it can create something alive that touches our humanity.”
~ David DuChemin
I have a sincere fondness for making black & white photographs. Others prefer color. I have been asked occasionally why I offer most of my wildlife subjects as a black & white image. I have only one answer. To me, I believe the soul of the image comes alive and tells a story.
Ted Grant, a Canadian photographer once said: “ When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls.”
I agree. Whether landscape, biodiversity or my favored bird species, I think there is something better told within the frames of a black and white photograph. I am not opposed to shooting color by any means. Some things look better as they actually are. But for me, I see behind the color and into another world revealing its hidden parts and its magic.
Black and white provides me a better connection to my subject.
What is your preference?