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Love the B&W

I love computers, I cannot imagine life without them. But I cannot imagine life without books either. Each has its own feeling and purpose, they complement each other, not compete against each other.

The same way I love color, I cannot imagine the photographic world without it. But I cannot imagine it without black and white pictures either. The B&W has a way of conveying mystery and secrecy that became even stronger now, in the world of color. It takes away the distractions and gives us access to something almost mystic, hidden in the shadows of gray. It has past, depth and history, simply because is "overdue its time". The mind makes it "old" just because is B&W. It makes it "mysterious" just because it cannot find what's expecting, it cannot find color. It tries to look behind it, to make up "the story". Keep out from the brain some of the information it needs to feel fed and it will fill up the missing bits much better than if they were delivered.

This about the effects on the viewer. But what about the photographer? The way I feel it is that it takes away a lot of pressure and sets the mind free for experimenting and having fun. It gets the creativity going...
Through my fingers
Through my fingers
Balcony door
Balcony door
Window blinds
Window blinds
Balcony door reflected
Balcony door reflected
Looking out
Looking out
Red filter on B&W
Red filter on B&W
Troll artist
Troll artist
Summer rain
Summer rain
Window
Window