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flamin lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 10:20 AM
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3. B&W is indeed a beautiful medium.
Photography is more abstract than most people give credit. A critic of Picasso said to the artist that he preferred artistic representation to be more realistic. When asked for an example the critic took out a photograph of his wife. Picasso replied, "Really. That small? And so flat . . ."

Remove color and it allows the viewer to impart their own emotions to the image. Edward Weston said that a black and white photograph could reveal the essence of what lies before the lens with such clarity that the image becomes more real than the subject itself.

It doesn't lend itself to everything but when it works it really works.
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