Color or Black and White?

In Film, Inspiration

Many photographer friends have often asked me why I don’t shoot very much black and white. I have always wondered that myself, as I am fascinated by many of the monochrome images that they create. 

Maybe it’s because I simply don’t see the appeal in images that are devoid of color, or I might be afraid that my images might lose the power or pop that color gives them. Who knows… The fact is, I haven’t learned to appreciate it the way this medium probably deserves.

However, this summer I popped in some Agfa XP 100 and some Ilford Delta 100 into my camera and was curious to see the results. When I got my scans back, not only was I pleased, I was beyond excited to try some more! I loved the contrast, the textures… And that light! 

 I suppose it’s just a question of practicing it more and learning to appreciate it and I will surely do that from now on. My goal for this school year is to throw in a roll of black and white film for every three that I shoot in color – let’s see how it goes!

And you, what do you prefer, color or black and white? Leave me some comments, I’ll be curious to know what you think.

Maite

2 Comments

  1. I’m all about colour but lately I’ve been dabbling with black and white as well, and it’s also made me eager to try more 🙂 Just finished a roll of T-Max 400!

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