I have noticed over the years that some of the most impactful pieces for me personally have been shot in black and white such as Dorothea Lange’s work during the great depression or the raising of the flag over Iwo Jima.
DOROTHEA LANGE | TOLL OF UNCERTAINTY
Part of this may be my love of history, but I think a large part is the loss of distraction. Without all the colors, the image is set apart as something different from regular life and it makes you stop and really look. There is a lot more focus on form, contrast, textures, and shadows. However, despite my love for black and white photography, I rarely change my own images into black and white.
TABLE TOP LIGHT PAINTING | FROM THE BOXING RING
For 24 days, I will be completing a new photoshoot each day with the intention of turning them all into black & white. I will be focusing on design and art principles: form, contrast, texture, and shadows and light.
My project starts October 2, 2018, with my first photoshoot (posting the next day), and will end October 30, 2018.
PERSONAL STYLE PROJECT | SCOTTY