Jennifer Colucci

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What makes black and white photography so important to you? 

Black and white is important to my music photography because of the ever-changing, uncontrollable and intense stage lighting conditions at concert venues. You don’t know what to expect from concert to concert. It’s exciting and fun, yet challenging and unpredictable. Venues are generally dark. When there is light, you often have to battle with red, blue and green spotlights that cause loss of detail in your photographs. The solution for much of my concert photography has been shooting in black and white. 

What inspires you to create photographs? 

My career inspired me to start taking photography seriously. Traveling, being surrounded by excellent photographers and taking pictures along side of them and creating memories during my travels all played a role in inspiring me to want to shoot more. From there, I developed my skills and continued to observe what goes into being the type of photographer I wanted to become. 

Why is black and white photography so important to our future in the art world? 

Black and white photography is important to the future of the art world because it brings you back to the basics. It has a classic, nostalgic/timeless look that pays homage to the past. No fancy lighting or distracting colors to take away from the details in the composition of the photograph. It’s versatile, yet dramatic.

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