Back in Black (+ White)

(305/365) “Colour is everything, black and white is more.” – Dominic Rouse, photographer

Bantam Special

November naturally represents an absence of color as the world turns brown and gray and the days get shorter and darker. Natural light becomes a precious commodity while artificial light distorts color and clarity. In the past, I struggled with my November photographs as my work day begins and ends in darkness. Two years ago, I decided that, rather than bemoan these limitations, I would embrace the lack of color and post only black and white images to focus on light, shadow, texture and composition.

As Elliott Erwitt said, “Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.”