Last week, I talked about some of the more artistic work that I’ve been doing. My growth in artistic portraiture has led me to have a strong interest in black and white photography. I feel like black and white portraits grab you emotionally a bit more than color portraits because they strip all the elements of a photo down to the fundamentals. If a photo can be stripped of its color and still be just as, if not more emotionally impactful as its color counterpart, that photo will stick with me a bit more. A power black and white portrait requires a few key elements: a strong connection to the subject’s eyes, a background/location that has the least amount of distractions as possible, and proper lighting to emphasize what viewer’s eye is meant to be drawn to. There are certainly more requirements but I think these are a few of the most important. Done properly, a simple black and white image can create a breathtaking image that captures the mood, creates emotion, and the very best ones can expose the essence of the subject. I would say that I’m in a creative growth period right now. Here are a few examples of some black and white work that I’m doing and I’ll post more as the growth continues. As always, thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes with me. I’ll see ya next week!