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Black, White and Shades of Gray

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls.” ― Ted Grant

We live in a colorful world of LED screens, high definition displays. It's vibrant, and it's high tech, and it's a lot of fun to capture and harness that vibrant feel in photographs.

However, I find that some of my favorite images are actually in black and white. I'm kicking off 2017 with a few new black and whites.

In the absence of color, I find more details and more powerful emotional connections.

There is something both classic and modern, something timeless and comforting about black and white.

There is a quote floating around Pinterest (without being attributed to anyone in particular) that says "What I like about black and white photographs is that they are more like reading the book than seeing the movie."

It's all about preference, of course, but as someone who loves curling up with a good book as much as watching the next blockbuster on the big screen, I love finding ways to use both black and white and color photography.

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