Cuts through the clutter

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These photos were taken earlier in the week during a local festival. People were in colorful, native attire. But that’s just it, I get color fatigue after featuring full vibrant pictures the whole week. If you’re new to this blog, I reserve weekends for monochrome, a respite from the magnificence of color and a return to the striking simplicity of black and white. Since these are festival images, expectedly they are filled with people and details rendering them almost a dissonance of forms, a disarray of shapes. Yet in black and white, one still finds order – a harmony of mood, expressions, movement and drama. No wonder black and white is the preferred medium for portraits, photojournalism, street and people photography. It cuts through the clutter and presents purity even with subjects in seeming disorder. It was father of Canadian photojournalism Ted Grant who said:

When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!

All the best to everyone! Keep on clicking!

JJBW201

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3 responses

  1. always love b & w!

    July 28, 2013 at 2:12 am

    • Junsjazz

      I guess we all do…at least those I know in the blogging community like you…much thanks!

      July 28, 2013 at 4:39 am

  2. Wonderful images! A great message, too. I tend to veer towards a lot of color in my images but for some things, especially portraits, B & W is so striking! Also, I love jazz.

    I look forward to following your blog :-).

    Sharon

    July 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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