Monday, January 28, 2008

Not bigoted against color

I like black and white photography. Always have. Until recently, almost to the exclusion of color photography. I've been looking at a lot of pictures recently, and especially on Flickr I've found some photographers whose work I love who mostly shoot in color. I have decided not to be dogmatic about B & W. I intend to take mostly B & W photos, but I'm shooting a roll of color right now. My intention is to keep one camera loaded with B & W film and one loaded with color.


JimII said...

What is your bride's take on photography as art? We've talked about it briefly, but I recall that mostly in the context of the things that can be communicated better in a realistic painting than a picture.

Josh Gentry said...

I believe Jae affords it a place among the fine arts, if that's what you mean. That has be controversial for the life of photography. In the documentary, The Genius of Photography, they suggest that Henry Fox Talbot, credited with inventing photography as we mostly know it today, was interested in photography because he couldn't draw. Jae did get a laugh out of that.

But she likes photography and is interested in it.

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