“The intricacy of the urban environment shows off the full tonal range of the greyscale palette from pure white to the densest of blacks.”
“We are creatures of emotion, and therefore, black and white is the most appropriate to express our feelings…”
“Black and White images can be strongest and more powerful than in color, black and white captures better the emotion…”
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“During creation you’re floating through all those different moods and thoughts and ideas and memories and feelings, that are swirling in you.”
“…I prefer the emotions that a photo is able to convey rather than a technically perfect picture without pathos.”
We asked some of the industry’s leading street photographers about why they shoot in black and white.
In his early attempts to create his images Rothwell says that he would stay for some time shooting images, but that after a few interactions with security and the police he decided that it was best to just shoot a few images and then move on to avoid drawing any unwanted attention.